New details have emerged on the bail system that allowed Jared Remy to be released on bail for a separate arrest just two days before he allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Remy was arrested for allegedly slamming Martel into a mirror at their Waltham apartment, according to ABC News.
On Aug. 14, Remy appeared in court for the assault arrest, but a judge released him after Martel did not show up, according to FOX 25. Martel chose not to extend the restraining order, according to FOX 25.
· Bail commissioner Judith Chambers released Remy after he paid a $40 bail fee to the court and promised to return for his court arraignment the next day, Aug. 14, according to a FOX 25 report. Martel also took out a restraining order on Remy.
· The bail payment is part of a larger system that has bail commissioners directly receive the bail fees. The more defendants a bail commissioner releases, the more money they earn, according to the report.
· Chambers told FOX 25 she would not comment on the issue but did say she had no regrets about the case.
More details on the bail system are available at FOX 25.