NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy will sit out the rest of the 2013 Red Sox season in order to be with his family, according to a statement released by NESN on Thursday.

Remy's son, Jared Remy, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death earlier this month at their Waltham apartment. 

"It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games," Remy said in the statement. "It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring."

Jerry Remy has been absent from the Red Sox broadcast booth since Aug. 15, the night his son allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel. 

"I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Remy said. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy."

“We met with Jerry and conveyed our support,” said NESN president and CEO Sean McGrail in a prepared statement released Thursday, “and when Jerry feels the time is right, we will welcome him back. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox once again express our deepest sympathies to the Martel family for their terrible and tragic loss.”

Jared Remy, 34, is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder and assault and battery charges for the murder of Martel.