Jared Remy pleaded guilty in the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Jennifer Martel, at a pre-trial hearing in Middlesex County Superior Court today.
He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Martel family has released this statement:
We do not have words to express our emotions regarding the tragic and senseless murder of our daughter, Jennifer. We hope that Jared has remorse for what he did to her and to our granddaughter. If just one family learns from our tragedy by recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence, it will help us to honor Jennifer’s memory. At this time, we want to be with our family so that we can try to heal. We ask the press to give all of us, including the Remy family, some privacy. Together we will do our best to raise our granddaughter as her mother would have raised her. We would like to thank Assistant District Attorney Lisa McGovern and fellow Assistant District Attorney Michael Kaneb and all of the police officers involved for their work on this case. And we’d also like to thank our attorneys Naomi Mann from Boston University Law School and Sue Finegan and Alec Zadek from Mintz Levin, and their teams.