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Lawmakers cite Remy case in move to toughen laws

House lawmakers vowed to move quickly Tuesday to toughen the state’s domestic violence laws, saying they want to prevent another case like that of Jared Remy, who allegedly terrorized women for nearly two decades before prosecutors say he killed his girlfriend last August.

Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said the House would pass a bill next week that would toughen penalties for repeat abusers, create new laws against strangulation and suffocation, and require bail commissioners to justify their decisions in writing before they release an accused batterer.

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