Jared Remy denies murder allegations

The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster and former second baseman
Jerry Remy denied in a newspaper interview that he killed his
girlfriend and insisted he still loves her.

Jared Remy talked to a reporter for the Boston Herald during
jail visiting hours Sunday in what is believed to be his first
media interview since his arrest in the death of Jennifer
Martel.

When asked whether he killed her, he said, “No. That’s
ridiculous. How dumb would I have to be? I loved her, I still love
her.”

Remy stabbed Martel, 27, during a dispute at their Waltham
apartment on Aug. 15, according to prosecutors. He pleaded not
guilty in district court and is to be arraigned Tuesday in superior
court. He is being held without bail.

Arianna, Remy’s 5-year-old daughter with Martel, remains in
state custody, but he says she is happy. Both sets of grandparents
have petitioned for custody of the girl.

Remy, 35, said he would prefer his daughter live with his
parents, because of their financial means and because she would be
closer to him. Martel’s parents live in Virginia.

His parents have not visited him in jail, but he said he talked
with them on the phone.

Remy appeared upbeat and was enthusiastic about his chances for
acquittal, according to the Herald story published Monday, using
phrases such as “when I get out.”

He also deflected criticism of Middlesex District Attorney
Marian Ryan, who came under fire when it was revealed that Remy was
released two days before the slaying, with the prosecution’s
consent, after his arrest on a prior assault charge.

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