Middlesex, Ma., District Attorney Marian Ryan tells the Boston Globe she’ll review the way her office handled the case against Jared Remy, who had been arrested for allegedly slamming his longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, into a mirror two days before he allegedly killed her. Ryan’s office has come under fire for not asking a judge to continue to hold Remy, son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, based on his history of domestic violence charges, or ordering him to stay away from Martel.
Ryan will look at whether the prosecutor considered all appropriate factors before deciding not to seek bail or a “dangerousness” hearing on whether Remy should have been kept in jail. The review will also look at steps that could be taken to better protect victims of domestic violence. “Anytime you engage in a process, no matter how careful, no matter how thoughtful, and it is followed by something as tragic as loss of life, as in the case of Jennifer Martel, one would be irresponsible not to reexamine what happened in that case,” Ryan said. Remy, who has a 4-year-old daughter with Martel, is facing charges that he stabbed Martel to death a day after he was released on personal recognizance.