Jerry Remy is a fomer Boston Red Sox player and a longtime announcer for the team. Today his son, Jared, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend. According to cbssports.com:
The 35-year-old Remy pleaded guilty to Tuesday to first-degree murder, assault and battery, violating a restraining order and other charges resulting from the stabbing death of Jennifer Martel. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Remy told the court that he killed Martel because she had a knife and threatened him with their four-year-old daughter.
Jerry Remy was not present for his son’s sentencing – at Jared’s request. Jared acknowledged what he did and said he wanted to take responsibility for what he had done. From CBS Boston:
“My family did everything they could to help Jen,” Jared Remy said in his statement, adding that he was the “bad apple” and that “if you ask my family they’d rather have me dead than her.”
This is so sad. Both families have lost here, and the four year-old little girl has lost both her parents.
Let’s keep her in our prayers.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,