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Lawmaker Calling For DA’s Resignation After Waltham Murder

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WALTHAM (CBS) — At least one elected state official is calling for Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan to step down.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mary Blake reports

Representative James Lyon of Andover is calling for her resignation after her department opted to release Jared Remy following a domestic assault charge last week, just one day before he allegedly murdered his girlfriend.

Remy was put on an emergency restraining order which expired and was not renewed on Wednesday, the day he was released in the assault case.

The next day, his girlfriend was stabbed to death at her home.

Ryan said her office acted on the information they had at the time.

“This is an unfortunate attempt to politicize a tragic situation. Our focus is on prosecuting the person responsible for killing Jennifer and seeking justice for her and her family,” said MaryBeth Long, spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Remy is currently behind bars.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said calling for Ryan’s resignation is “totally ridiculous.”

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