Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy’s son pleads not guilty to murder charge
The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the stabbing death of his girlfriend. According to the Associated Press, 35-year-old Jared Remy faces murder and assault charges and was held without bail at his arraignment in Woburn, Mass.
Prosecutors maintain that Jared Remy stabbed his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, at their Waltham, Mass., apartment on Aug. 15. He was covered in blood when authorities arrived to the scene and was subsequently placed under arrest. Martel’s death came one day after Remy was released from police custody after an incident in which he was accused of assaulting Martel. Despite the two charges, Remy said he is innocent and that he still loves his girlfriend.
The elder Remy announced shortly after his son’s arrest that he would not return to broadcasting for the Red Sox this season. Jerry Remy was drafted by the California Angels in 1971 and then spent four years in the minor leagues before being called back up in 1975. He played three seasons with the team as their second baseman and then was traded to the Red Sox. In 1978, his first year in Boston, he was named an All-Star and spent six years with the organization. He has been in broadcasting for the league since 1988, and in 2006 was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.