Remy family strikes deal with Martels for visitation rights with granddaughter

March 25, 2014 - 9:07 am

The custody case involving NESN Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy appears to have come to a conclusion after the Remys reportedly agreed to a deal Tuesday with the family of the late Jennifer Martel to have visitation rights for Remy's 5-year-old granddaughter Arianna. According to a Boston Globe report, maternal grandparents Brian and Patricia Martel will have guardianship of the child, who had been in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families following the death of her mother last August. UPDATE, 3 p.m.: A press release sent out on behalf of the Martel family reads: "The Martel and Remy families have reached an agreement on custody of Arianna. She will be in the guardianship of Martel family members and will also spend time with the Remys. The families ask that the media respect their privacy and that of Arianna." Remy's son, Jared, sits in jail accused of stabbing Jennifer Martel to death at the Waltham apartment they shared. Jerry Remy and his wife, Phoebe, had been seeking custody of the child.