Jared Remy’s history of domestic violence began long before he stabbed Jennifer Martel to death. In a relationship years earlier, Remy punched his partner, kicked her, dragged her by her hair, and cut up her clothes. That last act is common among abusers, interpreted by psychologists as a form of abuse used to tell the victim that escape is not an option. The abuse in Jennifer and Remy’s relationship, which ended in her brutal murder, has demonstrated the escalating nature of domestic abuse and the hopelessness felt by its victims.
Jennifer’s abuser and killer, Jared Remy, lived a troubled but privileged life. As the son of Jerry Remy, a former Red Sox baseball player and a well-known Red Sox announcer, Jared Remy was given many chances. Too many chances.
Join us at the quiet end as we discuss the murder of Jennifer Martel. Jennifer was a young mother living a life of quiet desperation. We can debate whether we can blame Remy’s family or the judicial system that failed her. What is not debatable is that Jennifer’s death is a tragic loss, leaving her daughter motherless and her family forever changed.