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Jared Remy’s life: Few high points, years of trouble

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.

Remy held his daughter in his lap and played with their Chihuahua, Buddy. The computer screensaver flashed a series of family photos while the flat-screen TV — which he bought after selling a World Series ring on eBay for $18,500 — was tuned to Nickelodeon.

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