(CBS/AP) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster and former second baseman Jerry Remy denied in a newspaper interview that he killed his girlfriend and insisted he still loves her.
Jared Remy talked to a reporter for the Boston Herald during jail visiting hours Sunday in what is believed to be his first media interview since
When asked whether he killed her, he said, "No. That's ridiculous. How dumb would I have to be? I loved her, I still love her."
Remy stabbed Martel during a dispute at their Waltham, Mass. apartment on Aug. 15, according to prosecutors. He pleaded not guilty in district court and is to be arraigned Tuesday in superior court. He is being held without bail.
Arianna, Remy's 5-year-old daughter with Martel, remains in state custody. He says she is happy but admitted he had not made contact with her since his arrest, reports CBS Boston. Both sets of grandparents have petitioned for custody of the girl.
Remy said he would prefer his daughter live with his parents, because of their financial means and because she would be closer to him. Martel's parents live in Virginia.
, but he said he talked with them on the phone. Remy said he had not made contact with his daughter since his arrest.
Remy appeared upbeat and was enthusiastic about his chances for acquittal, using phrases such as "when I get out."
He also deflected criticism of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, who came under fire when it was revealed that, with the prosecution's consent, after his arrest on a prior assault charge.