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Jared Remy Case Spurs Tougher Domestic Violence Bill

The new legislation is expected to be debated in the Massachusetts House next week.

Jared Remy in court. Photo credit: WHDH/7News
Jared Remy in court. Photo credit: WHDH/7News

The Jared Remy case has led to a new domestic violence bill, which would delay bail for suspects, toughen penalties for offenders and train judges on related issues, according to WCVB.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, and state Attorney General Martha Coakley crafted the new legislation, which is expected to be debated in the House next week.

DeLeo called the bill the most comprehensive overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws in a generation, according to the news station.

Remy, the son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, to death last August in their Waltham home. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Read WCVB’s full report for more on the proposed legislation >>

mark April 03, 2014 at 08:23 AM
How about legislation and training for stupid women not to date or stay in a relationship with losers!
Judy Currier April 03, 2014 at 09:05 AM
It seems that every time there is a horrible domestic violence story we talk about tougher laws but these people are still treated much too easy by the courts. My cousin was killed by her boyfriend 14 years ago. It was his 24th arrest! How can someone with 20+ arrest be out walking the streets? Because they get their hands slapped instead of going to jail. Enforce tougher laws and perhaps these horrendous things will cease.
malcolm nichols April 03, 2014 at 11:20 AM
It's not illegal to be illegal. As long as this is the belief of our AG then there is no hope.
HeyguySorinHey April 03, 2014 at 01:48 PM
This dude is such a boner....lets serve justice the old way..chop his peepee off that'll teach him not to mess with the nWo....too sweeeet
nm April 03, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Can we stop talking about pit bulls for a second? Jeez. These are people actively and purposefully manipulating and harming other people. Domestic violence affects much more people each year than pit bulls attacks do.

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