Jennifer Martel, 27, has been killed, and her boyfriend, son to Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. According to the Boston Globe, Martel's boyfriend, Jared Remy, allegedly stabbed her to death last night in their apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Around 9 p.m. police were called, and the officers who arrived found Martel bleeding on the patio in the back of their apartment at the Windsor Village apartment complex at 1203 Stearns Hill Road. There were reportedly multiple stab wounds on her head, hands, and legs. Remy is being held without bail. Check out the 5 Fast Facts on Martel and the sad news of her death.
1. Jennifer Martel Grew Up in Fall River and Was Studying to Be a Teacher
RIP to Jennifer Martel, my neighbor's niece. You didnt deserve to be murdered that way, you had a good future ahead of you
— annalisaaa ツ (@annalisapires) August 16, 2013
Martel had a life before her death, growing up in Fall River, Dartmouth, and Taunton. She had one brother and graduated from Taunton High School in 2004. She was loved by her neighbors, owned two pitbulls, and was admired by co-workers. As she was studying to become a teacher, she worked at a Market Basket to pay her bills.
— Brian Fraga (@BfragaHN) August 16, 2013
R.I.P. Jennifer Martel <3 you were such an amazing person and I'm so glad I got to work and know you . I love you . Rest in Paradise <3
— Amanda DaRosa⚓ (@amanda_ashleyy) August 16, 2013
Below find a photo of Martel's current residence.
2. Family Members Saw This Coming
Crazy thing is the Martel family has been saying for years that Remy's son would kill her one day.
— Aaron (@AaronBlackOut) August 16, 2013
Martel had suffered assault at the hand of Remy on previous occasions.
Jennifer's uncle, Richard Martel, said Remy’s relatives convinced his niece not to file a restraining order against him.
In addition, Remy has admitted to abusing steroids in the past, which can definitely bring on severe mood swings. The Herald News reports:
Remy was fired from his Fenway Park security job in 2009 after he and another guard were implicated in a steroid use scandal. State police confiscated steroids from security staffer Nicholas Cyr, who told police he had bought the drugs from Remy, the Globe reported.
Richard Martel spoke of his niece to the Herald News as a kind-hearted sports fan. He said she absolutely loved her fans and family. She was kind and outgoing. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body. I never saw her being rude to anybody
The Herald News also discusses Richard Martel talking about Jennifer's relationship with Remy.
Richard Martel said his niece dated Jared Remy, 34, for about five or six years and they had a 4-year-old daughter together. He said their relationship was volatile, and that Remy was “tough” on Jennifer, even insulting her mother at times.
Richard Martel said:
She had to deal with his attitude, but she loved him and had a child with him. She was a good mother to her baby. She tried to make it work.
Whether her family had concerns or not, they are suffering right now and will miss their Jennifer.
RIP to my beautiful cousin Jennifer Martel. You are an angel. Love you forever and always
— Lindsay Martel (@lindsaymartel) August 16, 2013
Today, Martel's local family members have stayed home and her parents are currently driving up from Virginia. Her uncle Richard gave the Herald News some info on how the family is presently handling Jennifer's death.
We’re devastated. My father said, ‘There’s nothing worse than having to bury your grandchild. He’s devastated.'
3. Friends Received Frightened Messages From Martel in the Days Leading Up to Her Murder
— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) August 16, 2013
As reported by the Herald News, friends had received frightened messages online for several days leading up to Jennifer's death.
In the past few days, Jennifer Martel sent out emails to friends to say she was scared, her uncle said, adding that she changed her Facebook status on Thursday from “in a relationship” to “it’s complicated."
In addition to this, some are saying that there were witnesses who actually saw Remy stabbing Martel.
Jared Remy held without bail. Charged w/ murder & assault & battery of Jennifer Martel. Prosecutor says witnesses saw him stabbing her.
— Jackie Bruno (@JackieBrunoNECN) August 16, 2013
4. The Victim's Daughter Was Home at the Time of the Killing
Jared Remy allegedly killed his gf, Jennifer Martel in front of their young daughter 2 days after he was arrested for battery. @990WBOB #187
— WBOB Sports (@WBOBSports) August 16, 2013
Similar to the case of Jennifer Alfonso, Martel's daughter was home when the murder took place, but was also unharmed.
Wicked Local reported:
Authorities found Martel's daughter at the scene, and she was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a precaution.
The Boston Globe stated:
This morning, inside the patio at the unit at 1203 Stearns Hill Road, was a large bloodstain next to a small, pink plastic tricycle.
The 4-year-old child is now in custody of the Department of Children and Families.
DA says young child home at the time Jared Remy allegedly stabbed girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death. #wcvb
— Todd Kazakiewich (@ToddKazakiewich) August 16, 2013
5. People Against Domestic Violence Have Begun to Rally
— Lisa Mucciarone (@LisaMucciarone) August 16, 2013
Those who fight against domestic violence are using this incident to further support the cause. In addition, the community is surprisingly praying for both Jennifer Martel and Jared Remy.
My heart breaks for #jerryremy and Jennifer Martel's family. Praying for all of you at this most difficult time.
— SuzieQPoi (@SuzieQPoi) August 16, 2013
Thoughts are obviously with Jennifer Martel's family first and foremost, but I can't even imagine how Jerry Remy is feeling right now.
— Scott McLaughlin (@smclaughlin9) August 16, 2013
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