Irish Daily Mail January 18th 2018
JASON Corbett’s wife – who is serving a jail sentence for his murder – is due to receive half the cash from the sale of the house where she and her father killed him.
The five-bedroom property in North Carolina, where the Limerick man lived with Molly Martens, 34, and his two children from a previous marriage, is on the market for just under €400,000.
The house, which has been on sale for over two months, had accumulated just 300 views on one property website by the end of last week, the Irish Mail on Sunday revealed yesterday.
Mays Gibson Real Estate is advertising the house as a place to ‘vacation at home… with pool and tennis’. It remains one of the area’s most expensive houses – priced $396,800 (€325,000) – and despite its history, it has seen no devaluation. Sources told the MoS any proceeds from the sale will be divided between the Martens family in the US and the Corbett family in Limerick, in accordance with the estate of Jason Corbett. The house at 160 Panther Creek Court in Davidson County, is advertised as a family home in a picturesque gated community. The property was built in 2006 and bought by the Irishman for $344,900 in 2011 as a home for him, Martens and his two children from his first marriage. Mr Corbett, 39, described as a ‘gentle giant’, was beaten to death with a paving brick and an aluminium baseball bat in the bedroom he shared with Martens, his second wife.
Extra.ie April 9th 2018
Molly Martens has avoided having four extra years added to her murder sentence in the United States. The former nanny, 35, who was convicted last August of the brutal murder of her Irish husband, Jason Corbett, 39, had been cited for breaching strict rules in the high security jail where she is serving her sentence. Mr Corbett was battered to death with a brick and a metal baseball bat in the master bedroom of the home he shared with Martens, his second wife. Prosecutors claimed he was most likely asleep in bed when he was attacked. Last November, Martens was cited for a breach of strict prison rules. The North Caroline Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) revealed she was cited for ‘unauthorised leave’ at Southern Correctional Institution on November 21. Martens is understood to have either left a supervised area without the permission of prison guards or failed to report to a supervised area as required.
Evoke.ie May 9th 2018
Jason Corbett’s family reveal shocking new details on Late Late Show
The family of murdered Limerick man Jason Corbett joined Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show last night for what was a very powerful interview. Tracey Corbett-Lynch, Wayne Corbett and Marilyn Corbett spoke to Ryan at RTE’s studios for the first time since Jason’s wife Molly Molly Martens and her father Thomas were convicted of murdering the Irish man in America.His siblings discussed the terrible events that lead to Jason’s death, the trauma of the subsequent trial for his family and how they are doing now that his killers are behind bars and it made for a very provocative interview.
RTE News May 28th 2018
Tracey Lynch-Corbett documents the “full, untold story of the life and untimely death” of her brother Jason Corbett,” the Limerick businessman who was brutally murdered by his wife and fatherin-law in the bedroom of his North Carolina home on August 2, 2015. Thomas and Molly Martens were convicted of second-degree murder but Tracey and her family believe that the act was premeditated and they should have been charged in the first. Her book puts her case.
Irish Examiner September 15th 2018
The killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett have submitted documents to an appeals court in the hope of overturning their conviction for second-degree murder. Molly Martens, 34, and her father Thomas Martens, 68, a retired FBI agent, filed their appellate briefs to the North Carolina Court of Appeals yesterday. An appellate case cannot hear new evidence but can investigate if errors were made in the original trial. An appellate case cannot hear new evidence but can investigate if errors were made in the original trial. According to US news reports, Mr Martens’ counsel raised several issues including testimony from a blood splatter expert, statements from Mr Corbett’s children and a motion alleging jury misconduct. The brief also claims the trial should have been allowed to hear a statement from Mr Corbett’s former father-in-law Mikey Fitzpatrick, in which he’s alleged to have told Mr Martens that he believed the Irishman killed his daughter Margaret. Mr Fitzpatrick has since passed away.
Molly and her father claim Mr Corbett was choking his wife in their bedroom and threatened to kill her when Mr Martens hit him over the head with a baseball bat. The briefs come a month after four years were added to Molly Martens’ sentence due to infractions while in prison. She now has a release date of April 2041.
Iheart. radio October 31st 2018
A North Carolina woman convicted in the death of her husband claims her second-degree murder conviction should be overturned because prosecutors never offered evidence to contradict her statement that Irish businessman Jason Corbett choked her and that she was not the aggressor. Nancy Grace digs into the case against Molly Corbett and her father, Thomas Martens, a former FBI agent, with Southern California prosecutor Wendy Patrick, Georgia medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak, forensics expert Karen Smith, psycho analyst Dr Bethany Marshall, and reporter Nicole Partin.
Irish daily Mail December 5th 2018
THE son of murdered Limerick man Jason Corbett has been hailed as ‘brave’ after he dedicated a song he sang online to his late father and mother.
Going under the name Jack C Lynch, the 14-year-old paid the loving tribute after he sang the song Dancing In The Sky by Canadian duo Dani and Lizzy.
He dedicated the tune to his ‘Mam & Dad, Mags & Jason Corbett, and to anybody out there who has lost a parent’. Jack and his sister Sarah, 12, currently live with their legal guardians – Mr Corbett’s sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David – in Limerick.
The song by Jack was shared by the Facebook support page Jason’s Journey, which was set up days after Mr Corbett’s death.
Tracey Lynch also posted the song on her page, stating: ‘Here is our son dedicating dancing in the sky to his Mam and Dad in Heaven. I am so proud of you Jack. We will never forget those we have lost, we don’t want to. ‘Along with the greatest sadness of missing them lives a galaxy of gratitude for having shared love with them. Our connections shaped our lives and we will always miss you Jason and Mags.’
Hundreds of people reacted to Jack’s singing, with one saying, ‘Fabulous Jack, well done, such a brilliant and inspiration to everyone, your Mam and Dad are smiling down on you proud as punch, keep up the good work lad and well done Tracey and Dave for doing such a great job with him.’
Another added: ‘Wow Jack. You brought me to tears. Well done you. So brave. You are so thoughtful just like your dad. I had the pleasure of hanging around with him. He was an amazing person and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. You have a fantastic family around you and a lot of people that love you kiddo.’ The Martenses’ trial, which took place in Lexington, Davidson County, heard in the summer of last year that Mr Corbett, a company manager, was bludgeoned to death with a paving stone kept on Molly’s night stand. An aluminium youth baseball bat, weighing less than half a kilo, was also used up to 12 times in the incident by Mr Martens, who claimed he was trying to get Jason to release his stranglehold on Molly.