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DA defends handling of Remy assault case

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Under mounting criticism, the Middlesex district attorney’s office Saturday again defended its decision to not seek bail for Jared W. Remy in an earlier assault, saying it took into account all the key factors in the case — including Remy’s history of violence, the physical evidence in the case, and the decision of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, not to pursue a restraining order.

“We did what we believed was appropriate given what we knew on Wednesday,” said MaryBeth Long, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Remy’s release on Wednesday had fatal consequences: Thursday night he allegedly stabbed and killed Martel, 27, on the patio of the apartment they shared with their young daughter.

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