Jared Remy spent time in jail for beating up ex-girlfriend in 2005
Jared Remy has been arrested and charged with stabbing his girlfriend Jennifer Martel to death on Thursday night at their Waltham, Mass., home. Remy has an extensive criminal past, including previous incidents of domestic violence.
Not only did Remy appear in court this week for alleged assault and battery committed against Martel on Tuesday night, two days prior to her death, but he also beat up a previous girlfriend in 2005.
Remy, then 27, was arrested at his father’s home in Weston, Mass., and charged with assault and battery committed against his ex-girlfriend, and resisting arrest.
According to a 2005 Boston Globe story, police in Waltham “said [Remy] grabbed his girlfriend by the hair, threw her to the ground, threw a cell phone at her and kicked her in the back, stomach and face. He also allegedly punched her in the eye and hit her in the stomach” on Nov. 7, 2005.
Police said in their report that when they arrived they found the girlfriend bleeding from her nose and mouth and saw blood on the kitchen floor.
Remy was held in Middlesex Jail for at least 81 days, according to The Globe. He was found guilty and ordered to serve a year in Middlesex House of Correction. The sentence was suspended while he was placed on probation.
The Globe says Remy has been prosecuted at least 14 separate times in Waltham courthouse since 1998.