Hours after Jared Remy admitted to killing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, the District Attorney released 911 audio recordings that were made days before the murder.
"This is Jenn, I'm the one who actually called the cops, he took the phone away from me. He took me and slammed my face against the mirror,” Jennifer Martel said to a dispatcher.
The attack she was calling about was just two days before her death, and she made a chilling observation.
“He's getting to the point where he can't control his temper anymore,” she told the dispatcher.
Last summer, Remy attacked Martel in their Waltham apartment, the same place where she was killed.
“I'm fine. I just... He's just a very violent person who's on a lot of medication who might need some serious help because he's very angry and has a very bad temper and has a history of hitting people and domestic things,” Martel said when she was asked if she needed an ambulance.
Remy did have a history of domestic violence, but despite that record, he was released from jail a day after he was arrested, then killed Martel the following day.
The night of the first attack, a neighbor also called 911.
“Jenn just got thrown into a mirror. We share a wall with them, so I heard it and she just went back over there to get her phone and I’m just concerned for them,” the neighbor said.
At one point, Remy got on the phone with the 911 operator, and he can be heard yelling at Martel: “I’m trying to save you.”
An independent review suggested that the District Attorney’s office should have had conditions when he was released after first attack and that they should have put more weight into his history of violence.