In jailhouse interview, Jerry Remy's son denies killing girlfriend

October 07, 2013 - 8:21 am
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The son of NESN Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy said in a jailhouse interview Sunday with the Boston Herald that he did not kill his girlfriend, calling those allegations "ridiculous" and implying he would be acquitted of murder charges. Jared Remy, who allegedly stabbed Jennifer Martel to death during an argument outside the Waltham apartment they shared with their 5-year-old daughter on Aug. 15, is due to be arraigned Tuesday in superior court. He is being held without bail at the Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge. Asked by Herald reporter Laurel J. Sweet if he killed Martel, Remy replied: "No, that's ridiculous. How dumb would I have to be? I loved her, I still love her." Remy said he has not agreed to see any other visitors -- including his parents -- since his incarceration. "I'm just trying to get adjusted here," he said, adding of his parents: "I'm sure they're not thrilled with me right now." When he worked as part of the security team for the Red Sox, Remy was fired after being accused of possessing and selling steroids. However, he denies that he was using steroids at the time of his girlfriend's death. "No, I've admitted to taking them in the past, but no, I wasn't currently taking them," he said. Remy said his daughter remains in state custody while both sets of grandparents have petitioned for custody. He said he wants his parents to have custody because of their financial means and because he's afraid otherwise he won't be able to contact her. "If she chooses to know me at some point and wants to see me, that'€™s fine. If she doesn'€™t, that'€™s fine, too. I just want her to be happy. I love her. I want her to go to high school, I want her to go to college, I want her to have everything in life she '۬deserves," Remy said. Remy and his sibling have had numerous run-ins with the law. "You know, I think we'€™re just like normal people," he said. "But if our name was Smith, you'€™d never see any of this in the newspaper." Added Remy of his parents: "They'€™re very good people. I wish the media would leave them alone. None of this is their fault. They don'€™t need to be dragged down in this, too." Remy said his quasi-celebrity status has draw the attention of other inmates. "They ask me questions and I answer them the best I can. People treat me better in here than they probably would out on the street right now," he said, adding: "I know my life is going to suck when I get out of here."  

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