Jared Remy to spend rest of life in prison

The Herald reports he's pleaded guilty today to first-degree murder, which means life without possibility of parole.

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Remorse?

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There's no death penalty to bargain against. He didn't plead out to second-degree which would give him the opportunity of parole. So what was in this for him other than not forcing his 5-year old to testify or making this go away quickly for his family (neither seem to be particularly motivating for someone who has been this abusive this long)?

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At the risk of sounding glib ...

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Maybe he likes prison.

By "likes" I mean that maybe he feels properly structured and contained in prison. Maybe he realizes that he can't be trusted to live in the real world, and agrees that he should stay in a limited world.

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Bingo

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Probably both reasons. Even monsters are capable of feelings at times.

"Jekyll and Hyde"

His alter ego may not be a doctor, but perhaps a self-aware monster? Maybe he doesn't trust himself in the outside world anymore.

Maybe Jerry finally pulled

Maybe Jerry finally pulled the plug on paying his horrible son's legal fees. There was no chance Jared was gonna be acquitted on this. Also, perhaps they wanted to prevent the plaintiff's attorney in the likely civil suit to come from getting evidence from discovery dug up by the DA for free.

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What would that matter?

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Even if he had to obtain his own lawyer or accept a public defender, none of them would advocate he plead guilty to a life without parole sentence.

Also, your perhaps is absurd. Plead guilty to life behind bars to prevent the civil suit from having evidence? They now have evidence he's guilty because he said so! What other evidence do you think they need to prove the lower burden of a civil suit??

Just speculating, simma down.

Just speculating, simma down. No one hits all their shots. After thinking it over, your point is sound. Maybe he's finally owning up to what he did, I don't know. It's unusual.

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What civil suit?

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He PLED GUILTY to a criminal charge. As a result, he's going to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Any attorney gutsy enough to file a civil suit (translation = we want a undeserved lottery payout) should be immediately disbarred.

Wut again?

Let's say someone burns down my house, is caught, tried, and convicted of arson in a criminal trial. You think that upon his conviction, suing him for the cost of rebuilding my house would be an "undeserved lottery payout?" and that any lawyer who took my case ought to be disbarred?

I think you need to explain yourself better, because that can't possibly be what you meant.

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His comment

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during sentencing was something else, at least the little I heard on the news in the background while working.

Big dumb frak things he's getting the last laugh I suppose. Too dumb to realize he's not.

Finally

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I guess now we won't have to listen to reports of him assaulting an inmate and bragging about it or any other con related stuff. Next up: Aaron Hernandez. The families of the victims will have to live with and endure the horror these guys have inflicted upon them.
My question is why are these guys treated as 'special' by the local media. Face it. There not.

#YesAllWomen

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Finally, a monster who reallizes he will never change.

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Boston.com looks for emotion, loses lede?

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The Herald says it loud and clear: "Remy Pleads Guilty." Boston.com? "Blame me..." with the actual NEWS in the subhead.

Silly me. I keep forgetting that boston.com isn't a news site anymore.

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Missed opportunity

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Learn which NESN Red Sox announcer's son just plead guilty to murder, the results might shock you!

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Sobered up?

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Back on topic, I'm not a doctor or anything close, but I can imagine that spending time clean and sober has helped clear Remy's head.

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Done with roid rage

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Now that all those steroids are out of his body, he may have had a, "What the f**k did I do!" moment and decided to do the right thing.

And where does this leave the old man?

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I can't see John Henry allowing Jerry to continue in his job. Yes, we all know that Jerry didn't do it, but this type of publicity is the type Henry stays away from. In public, Jerry may have the team's support, but privately, I have a feeling Jerry will be convinced to step down and as he'll put it at the press conference "for the good of the franchise I love so much".

On the contrary

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The guilty plea and sentencing are now done. Instead of there being a protracted trial, the case will move out of the limelight much more quickly; in a few months Jared Remy will be a distant memory to 99% of the people who watch Sox games. Seems like a situation much more amenable to Jerry's presence becoming less awkward than it is now.

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Seems

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The house is now in order. I don't see it happening.

Doubtful

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And I hope he doesn't leave until he's ready to retire. It's already questionable when people get fired because of something they said or did completely in a non-work capacity. We're going to start stringing people up for something their adult son or daughter did? That's going to be a lot of stones we're casting about. Where does it end?

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Oh ___ him

His broadcasting skills are in steady decline as pimping of ridiculous marketing gimmicks has risen and more to the point, he repeatedly spent money on lawyers to keep his scumbag son out of jail until a woman was murdered. I hope the Martell family wins a huge settlement against the Remys and he leaves the broadcast booth. Remy knew this kid was a dangerous piece of garbage and worked hard to keep him free anyways.

How?

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Would the Remy family be liable for anything their son did? Did Ron Goldman sue OJ Simpson's parents?

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Not a lawyer

You may well be right, but Remy was far, far more active in keeping his kid out of jail and free to commit more crimes than OJ Simpson's parents.

Evidence?

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That's the hot rumor, but as far as what has actually been proven, Remy provided money for legal representation. Not exactly bribing judges and blackmailing DA's.

There there, grumpy

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His broadcasting skills are in steady decline as pimping of ridiculous marketing gimmicks

I know someone who needs a Wally Wave™!

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Wut?

We're going to start stringing people up for something their adult son or daughter did?

When you change ad agencies, are you "stringing up" the old ad agency?

When you change the gas station at which you buy fuel for your car, are you "stringing up" the old gas station owner?

Why would it constitute "stringing up" Jerry Remy for the Red Sox organization to decide that a different public face would improve their business?

REMY

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It is very unusual for a defendant to plead to a 1st degree indictment. So when I heard this I felt that the man is facing up to what he did. Then on the way out the door he blames the victim. He isn't going to last long in the institution.

He will last a long time.

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He will last a long time, actually a lifetime. Nobody in prison accepts responsibility for their actions. Only time they do is when then accept responsibility for a lesser sentence.

Jared is just like any other con. A victim in their own eyes.

He'll get shanked

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He's too egotistical to keep a low profile.
Women-abusers are low on the totem pole.
Someone will want to make a name for themselves.

I see hard time for this guy, and it couldn't happen to a nicer one.