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He is a bodybuilder of menacing, steroid-enhanced proportions with a lengthy rap sheet for domestic violence. And yet when Jared W. Remy welcomed two Boston Globe reporters into his Waltham living room in July 2009, he proved a friendly, gregarious host in the midst of an apparently happy domestic moment with his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, and their 10-month-old daughter.
The couple talked about plans to get married, to get a new puppy. Martel, a petite brunette, was planning to take college classes, and Remy wanted to become a personal trainer.
The seemingly content household would prove to be tragically ephemeral. Remy was charged Friday with brutally stabbing Martel to death on their patio, while their daughter was at home.