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.
I’m listening to this episode I’m commenting. It’s a struggle to continue. I just am beyond appalled that Remy just keeps getting a slap on the wrist. It’s sickening! What a horrible example or the justice system! Absolutely disgusting! And his parents, especially the mother, they should have been put in jail as well. One appalling situation after another. This guy just keeps getter of the hook. It’s scary that these judges just have no regard for the safety of these abuse victims.
I very much agree. Unless the law takes these cases more serious, even the first time they commit any offence, Women will continue to be murdered at these rates. Which In turn destroys so many others, children, family and friends.