Did The Justice System Fail In The Jared Remy Murder Case?

March 26, 2014

The Jared Remy case raises a host of difficult questions, from how parents should handle a troubled adult child to whether Remy’s father, Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy, should return to the broadcast booth. But perhaps the biggest question is why the criminal justice system went so easy on Jared Remy despite his history of violence. As the Boston Globe recently reported, Jared Remy was repeatedly in trouble with the law but avoided serious consequences time and time again.


  • Peter Elikann is a criminal defense attorney and spokesman for the Massachusetts Bar Association.

  • Wendy Murphy is a former prosecutor and author of “And Justice for Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judge Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free.”

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