Irish Mirror January 12th 2021
Tragic Jason sister reveals family’s online abuse hell
THE sister of murdered dad Jason Corbett yesterday detailed the horrific abuse her family has received online. Vile trolls told Tracey Corbett Lynch the father of two “got exactly what he deserved”. The mum of four posted one of a raft of abusive messages for the first time. It read: “Just seen the show on TV about this abusing murderer. He got exactly what he deserved and his sister should be ashamed and executed for taking those children away from the only mother they have ever known. Give them back before you do irreparable harm to them.”
Limerick man Jason, 39, was murdered in his home in Walburg, North Carolina, on August 2, 2015.
His second wife Molly Martens and her father Tom are this week beginning an appeal against their murder convictions and jail sentences of 20 to 25 years. Jason’s murder captured the attention of the country during the lengthy trial which ensued. Both of his children from his first marriage – Jack and Sarah – were in the house at the time of their father’s murder. They now live in Limerick with Tracey.
Sarah Corbett Lynch, now aged 14, and Jack, 16, were orphaned after their father was murdered.
Tracey revealed online abuse surged ahead of the court appeal starting in North Carolina yesterday.
Taking to her of f icial Twitter and Facebook accounts, she said: “Threatening a person can be like tossing a bomb into another’s mind weaponising anxiety, creating psychological wreckage. “It is not what most people would wish on someone else. I am fortunate the support from US and Ireland outweigh the few.” Jason’s family added they will not stop their fight to see justice carried out for his killing.
Irish Daily Mail March 13th 2021
THE family of murdered Jason Corbett have told how they are ‘distraught’ at the news his wife Molly Martens will get a retrial for his brutal killing. They were surprised at the North Carolina Supreme Court decision, as Martens and her father Tom admitted killing the father of two young children but expressed no remorse. Yet they both could walk free despite being found guilty for the horrific murder six years ago.
Tracey Corbett Lynch and her husband David Lynch, the guardians of Jason’s children, Jack and Sarah, last night expressed their horror at Martens’s ‘unrelenting smear campaign’ against Jason. ‘We are so disappointed and distraught that the Supreme Court of North Carolina has decided to grant a retrial to Tom and Molly Martens who admitted killing our beloved Jason – a father, a brother, a son and a loyal friend – who is dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Neither of the convicted defendants has ever expressed remorse for Jason’s killing,’ they said. The Martens are now likely to apply for bail in preparation for the appeal. Both are serving sentences of 20 to 25 years in North Carolina prisons.
Jason’s family said Molly and Tom had put Jason’s orphaned children, then aged eight and ten, and Jason’s parents, siblings and friends, ‘through the horrific ordeal of the first trial, all the while waging a vicious and unrelenting smear campaign in ‘Heinous, atrocious and cruel’ crime the media and in the courtroom.
‘The jury unanimously found them guilty of second-degree murder, concurring with the detectives and EMT [emergency medical technician] workers who found the crime scene to be wholly inconsistent with the defence claims, concocted by Tom Martens, a former FBI agent, and his daughter, Molly, who drugged Jason prior to attack,’ they said. ‘We can only put our faith in God to guide us through the torment of a second trial. We place our trust in the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and in the District Attorney for North Carolina, both of whom recognised from the outset that Jason was the victim of a cold and calculated murder, designed to give Molly custody of Jason’s children, and the financial benefit of an insurance policy,’ they said.
They also noted that yesterday’s court ruling came by the slimmest of margins, with three judges of the seven strongly opposed to a retrial. ‘Despite our disappointment at this decision, by a 4-3 majority, to grant the Martens a retrial, we retain our faith in the US criminal justice system and our confidence that a jury will once again find the Martens guilty of this ‘heinous, atrocious and cruel’ crime. Our priority is to continue providing love, care, support and protection to Jason’s two wonderful children, whom we are blessed to have as part of our family,’ they said. The judges yesterday endorsed a state Court of Appeal decision that the Martens had not been allowed to fully argue that they had acted in self-defence. Molly claimed Jason attacked her, and her father came rushing in to the room to defend her. However, forensic evidence clearly showed she was lying and that Jason was lying down from the moment he was attacked. Neither she or her father had any injuries. They then delayed ringing for an ambulance until they were sure Jason had stopped breathing, the court heard before their murder conviction in 2017.
The North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral arguments for an appeal, last January.
News and Observer March 16th 2021
New NC trial ordered in slaying of Irish businessman that made headlines worldwide
In 2015, a retired FBI agent beat his son-in-law to death with an aluminum baseball bat while his daughter added blows to the head with a brick, starting a six-year murder drama that continues to captivate the globe. The death of Jason Corbett, an Irish businessman who had relocated to North Carolina, sparked headlines in his native country and turned Irish eyes to Davidson County, south of Winston-Salem, where he lived with his American wife, Molly. The trial of Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens, the former agent, hinged on the pair’s plea of self-defense. During a five-week trial, Martens testified that he woke to find Jason Corbett choking his daughter and threatening to kill her, and that he bludgeoned his son-in-law in a bedroom melee he feared would take his life. Jurors, unconvinced, convicted both of second-degree murder. But last week, the NC Supreme Court ruled the pair deserves a new trial, arguing in a lengthy opinion that the trial court blocked numerous pieces of evidence that would have bolstered the argument of self-defense.
Michael Earnest, Martens’ brother-in-law and Corbett’s uncle, described choking up in his car, receiving the news via text while driving. “To tell you how overcome I was, my wife turned to me and said ‘Maybe I ought to drive,’” Earnest said. “It’s just an overwhelming moment. Not only are we gratified, I work in law enforcement, and I know people hear all the time about people getting out on a technicality. I’m a firm believer that in law enforcement, our role is pretty simple: You bring all the facts.” The decision, meanwhile, has also reignited the attention overseas, placing North Carolina back in the Irish press. From Dublin, The Irish Independent declared the slain Corbett’s family “overwhelmed” with supporters outraged by the ruling, including many well-wishers from North Carolina. Tracy Corbett Lynch and David Lynch, the slain man’s sister and brother-in-law, allege in the press that Molly Corbett killed her husband to gain custody of his children and collect insurance money. “Despite our disappointment at this decision, by a 4-3 majority, to grant the Martens a retrial, we retain our faith in the US criminal justice system and our confidence that a jury will once again find the Martens guilty of this heinous crime,” said the Lynches in a widely printed statement.
The Irish Sun March 13th 2021
FAMILY'S PAIN : Daughter of murdered Jason Corbett says killers Molly and Thomas Martens ‘destroyed’ her life and coached her to lie
THE daughter of murdered Irishman Jason Corbett has told how Molly Martens-Corbett and her dad, Thomas Martens, “coached” her to lie and “destroyed” her life. Martens-Corbett and the ex-FBI agent were found guilty of murdering the Limerick man in the US over five years ago, but won a full retrial this week. Dad-of-two Jason, 39, was viciously beaten to death as he slept at his home in North Carolina on August 2, 2015, with his two children Sarah and Jack asleep upstairs.
Now, Jason’s devastated daughter Sarah has slammed the convicted killers saying they coached the then eight-year-old to lie and “told the world it was the truth”. Sharing photos of her dad, Sarah, who has written a series of books to help children grieve, took to social media and said: “You took my Dad’s life, you destroyed mine you coached to me (sic) lie and told the world it was the truth. How can people in power not see this? I was 8 and now you get to break down my whole life again #Truth”. This week, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that Martens and Martens-Corbett should have another trial next year. It found that the exclusion of statements by Sarah and Jack “deprived the jury of evidence that was relevant and material to its role as finder of fact”. It also stated: “We agree . . . this is the rare case in which certain evidentiary errors, alone and in the aggregate, were so prejudicial as to inhibit defendants’ ability to present a full and meaningful defence.”
Independent.ie April 1st 2021
US prosecutors offer plea bargain deal to Tom and Molly Martens over killing of Jason Corbett
US prosecutors have offered a shock plea bargain deal to Tom (71) and Molly (37) Martens over the killing of Irish father of two Jason Corbett (39).
The revelation means that, if accepted, the father and daughter will not face a US retrial for the second degree murder of the Limerick businessman in August 2015 but will instead accept a lesser charge, mostly likely manslaughter or unlawful killing. US prosecutors have offered a shock plea bargain deal to Tom (71) and Molly (37) Martens over the killing of Irish father of two Jason Corbett (39). The revelation means that, if accepted, the father and daughter will not face a US retrial for the second degree murder of the Limerick businessman in August 2015 but will instead accept a lesser charge, mostly likely manslaughter or unlawful killing.
Nancy Grace Crime Online April 2nd 2021
Ex-FBI agent helps daughter beat her husband with baseball bat to collect $600K life insurance policy:
North Carolina prosecutors reportedly offered a plea deal to a woman and her father in the 2015 slaying of the woman’s husband weeks after an appellate court vacated their 2017 second-degree murder convictions. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Jason Corbett’s sister and brother-in-law said the Davidson County District Attorney offered a plea deal to Tom Martens, 71, and Molly Corbett, 37, in Corbett’s death and that he will not seek a retrial in this case. The couple is the legal guardians of Jason Corbett’s two teenage children, as their mother (Jason Corbett’s first wife) suddenly died of an asthma attack in 2006. Jason Corbett, 39, was reportedly beaten to death in his bedroom with a brick paver and baseball bat in August 2015. Molly Corbett claimed she and her retired FBI agent father killed her husband in self-defense when he choked her and threatened to kill her. However, authorities believe the pair killed Jason Corbett to adopt his children and collect his $600,000 life insurance policy.
Fox 8 News April 2nd 2021
Tom Martens, Molly Corbett return to Davidson County Jail after court tosses out conviction
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Tom Martens and Molly Corbett are back in the Davidson County Jail after their conviction was tossed out, according to Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank. They had been held in prison, but, because their convictions were vacated, the two were returned to the custody of the prosecuting jurisdiction, Davidson County. The two arrived at the jail Thursday night. They are now back to the same point as they were when they were first indicted, and, just as they were at the beginning, they are being held with no bond. Martens and Corbett were both convicted of second-degree murder in 2017 for the death of Jason Corbett. It was ruled they will get a new murder trial after the NC Supreme Court said the pair couldn’t “fully and fairly present their cases” due to omitted testimony. After the conviction was tossed out, the decision fell to Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank on whether or not he would try Martens and his daughter a second time.
Tracey Corbett Lynch and David Lynch, the legal guardians of Jason Corbett’s children Jack and Sarah, issued a statement claiming that Frank has decided to offer a plea deal and will not seek retrial.
Frank told FOX8 that he does not discuss pretrial matters and will neither confirm or deny any plea offers. He added that a retrial is not off the table.
Frank faces a difficult decision due to the way the coronavirus pandemic has put a heavy backlog on every court system in the state.
“I’ve got a number of families, victims of homicides and other cases that have been waiting for their cases to be tried for a long time,” Frank said before the decision. “And we’ve been on an imposed sabbatical on that for the past year. The pursuit of justice is rarely easy and that’s the guiding star that we’re trying to keep our sight on for all of this and we’re here for the duration.”
Tracey Corbett Lynch and David Lynch, the legal guardians of Jason Corbett’s children Jack and Sarah, issued the following statement:
“We remain viscerally opposed to the District Attorney for Davidson County, Garry Frank, offering any plea deal to Tom and Molly Martens who admitted killing Jason Corbett, leaving his children, then aged 10 and eight, orphaned. We have received widespread support from our many friends in North Carolina and members of law enforcement, all of whom are appalled at the prospect of the District Attorney not seeking a retrial for Tom and Molly Martens. All we are asking is that Jason be treated equally before the law, and that the Martens also be treated equally before the law and not be given any special privileges because of their financial resources or connections. We have heard the District Attorney say that he must make his decision on whether to seek a retrial in the context of having other murder cases to pursue, cases which have been delayed by Covid-19. This is not a reason to devalue the life of Jason, and allow the Martens to escape justice for what they did. Jason’s children travelled, at the request of the District Attorney, from Ireland to North Carolina and they spent two harrowing days presenting new evidence of years of child abuse perpetrated against them by Molly Martens. They also gave eye witness testimony to seeing critical items of evidence – which were never recovered by police – in the possession of the Martens in the days after Jason’s murder. They also specifically and unequivocally denied there ever having been any incidents of domestic violence in their home. We appreciate that the District Attorney has a difficult job to do, but we hold firm to our statement earlier this week, that a plea deal in this case is tantamount to letting the Martens get away with murder. Should a plea bargain proposal be presented to a judge in the coming days, we will be filing a motion, as is our right as victims of crime under North Carolina law, to be heard before the court to voice our fervent opposition to any such deal.”
Extra.ie April 4th 2019
Jason Corbett’s children to reject ‘secret code’ claims
Jason Corbett’s children have rejected claims that they used secret code words to summon Molly Martens mother whenever their father was angry. The children had claimed to a forensic interviewer that they had secret code words: ‘Galaxy’ for Jack and ‘Peacock’ for Sarah, that they would say down the phone to Molly’s mother, who would then come and rescue them if their father was angry. However, the pair said they were very young and easily manipulated when they made those claims. During two days of interviews with detectives this month, Jack, 16, and Sarah, 14, have completely rejected statements made to the forensic interviewer that formed the basis of Molly and Tom Martens’s successful appeal of their conviction for murdering Mr Corbett in North Carolina in 2015.
Last week, they put out a statement that Jack and Sarah have spoken to detectives. They said that Jack and Sarah have been given the chance to give evidence in a new trial ‘and they look forward to telling a jury the truth about the abuse they and Jason suffered at the hands of Molly Martens’ the family said. ‘The children are prepared to give evidence in a retrial and spent two days being interviewed by detectives in North Carolina last week,’ they added. After the supreme court decision, an emotional Sarah Corbett took to social media to explain how Molly Martens had coached her to tell the forensic interviewer the story Molly wanted told.
Sunday World April 5th 2021
CITIZENS APPALLED Flood of objections to plea-bargain offer to Molly and Tom Martens over killing of Jason Corbett
A US District Attorney who offered a plea bargain to Tom (71) and Molly (37) Martens over the murder of Irish father of two Jason Corbett has been flooded with objections from North Carolina citizens appalled at the deal. Widower Mr Corbett (39) was beaten to death in August 2015 with a metal baseball bat and a concrete paving slab in the bedroom of his Winston-Salem home by the former FBI agent and his daughter, the Limerick businessman’s second wife.
However, Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank – having considered the Supreme Court judgement and the massive backlog of murder trial cases caused by the pandemic – has offered the duo a plea-bargain deal to voluntary manslaughter. They must accept the offer within seven days or face a full retrial. Mr Corbett’s sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, said her family were “overwhelmed and grateful” for the support they received in Ireland and North Carolina since the plea deal came to light. “It has meant so much to us because this has been an absolute nightmare for our family,” she said. “The support and sympathy of ordinary people has meant so much. The outpouring of support from North Carolina, in particular, has been overwhelming. “Jason’s murder, our fight for justice and the challenges, such as consideration of offering plea deals, leave families such as ours powerless and suffering so much more than is necessary.” The Corbett family launched a petition on www.change.org called ‘Retrial for Molly and Tom Martens’ which aims to garner public support for blocking the plea deal.
It secured almost 7,000 signatures across Ireland and the US within 48 hours, with the number still climbing. The Corbett family have signalled that they will also take legal action to challenge the plea-bargain deal. Ms Corbett-Lynch said it wasn’t acceptable that a factor in the plea-bargain decision was the backlog of murder cases in North Carolina.
Irish Mirror April 6th 2021
First pictures of killers Molly and Thomas Martens since incarceration four years ago
These are the first exclusive images of killers Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens since they were incarcerated in prison almost four years ago for killing Jason Corbett.
The pair, who were convicted of beating Limerick businessman Jason to death at his home in North Carolina in 2017, may be freed within the coming days after they were offered a plea deal rather than seeking a retrial. The pair were jailed for 20-25 years after their high profile trial in August 2017 when they were found guilty of the second degree murder of father-of-two Jason.
Now we can reveal what the pair look like now after nearly four years behind bars.
Our exclusive mugshot images show a relaxed and smiling former FBI agent Thomas, 71, who has shaved since his previous mugshot was taken in 2017. He is wearing a navy prison sweatshirt.
Meanwhile, Molly, 37, pictured wearing a navy and grey prison sweatshirt, looks pale and tired looking with blotches on her face. Her hair remains long but darker and dull compared to the striking, blonde colour she was sporting during the high profile murder trial in 2017.
The latest mugshots were only taken last weekend when the pair were transferred from prison to the same Davidson County jail in Lexington, North Carolina as they await a new court hearing. This court hearing which is likely to take place at some stage this week.
Both Molly and Thomas were granted a retrial earlier this year after they argued they did not get a fair trial.
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Fox 8 April 9th 2021
Duo convicted of 2015 murder in NC released on bond after new trial ordered
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Tom Martens and Molly Corbett were in court Wednesday for a pre-trial bond hearing. Bond was set at $200,000 for each of them, and they are to have no contact with the family or children involved in the case, the judge ruled. Corbett and Martens have both been released from jail. They plan to return home to their family in Tennessee to await the trial.
Irish Mirror April 9th 2021
Killer Molly Martens 'broke' after spending money she got from house-of-horrors on her bid for freedom
Exclusive: Molly Martens spent the entirety of the almost $200,000 she earned from the sale of the house she killed her husband Jason Corbett in. Released killer Molly Martens is said to be broke after spending all the money she received from the sale of the house where she murdered Jason Corbett – on her bid for freedom. The Irish Mirror has learned that Molly, who was released from prison after four years on Wednesday, spent the entirety of the almost $200,000 she garnered from the sale of the house-of-horrors – on her eventually successful bid for freedom.
But even that was not enough money to cover Molly’s expensive legal bills, with her family claiming that her father and mother spent their retirement money and their life’s savings on getting them out.
Today we can also reveal how Molly and her family had a celebratory “outdoor” meal when they walked free from prison on bail on Wednesday. And how Molly’s brother has offered to give her his old car as a welcome home gift, while the pair await a retrial that likely won’t happen until at least 2022. n an exclusive interview, Molly’s uncle Mike Earnest said his niece, who now faces the prospect of a retrial next year, no longer has a penny to her name. He claimed Molly spent the entirety of the proceeds of the sale of 160 Panther Creek Court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the home where she killed her husband, Limerick dad-of-two Jason Corbett, in August 2015. “Whatever Molly earned from the sale of the house, much of that, if not all of that, went towards legal expenses for Molly. Molly doesn’t have anything (now),” Mr Earnest said.
ABC News April 8th 2021
Bond set for father, daughter in North Carolina murder case
A man and his daughter who were sentenced to prison in the 2015 death of an Irish businessman were released on bond Wednesday, weeks after the North Carolina Supreme court agreed that their convictions should be reversed. Prosecutors have not said whether they intend to pursue a retrial against
Thomas Martens and Molly Corbett. A 4-3 majority on the state's Supreme Court sided on March 12 with an appeals court decision that reversed a jury’s second-degree murder convictions and said that Martens and Molly Corbett must get a new trial. Associate Justice Anita Earls, writing for the majority, pointed to omitted statements that the Corbetts’ two children had made during a medical evaluation soon after the death that indicated their father had been abusive in the home. Prosecutors alleged that the statements were not reliable and that both children later recanted. The trial judge excluded the statements from being entered into the trial. To be released on bond, which was set at $200,000 apiece, Martens and Molly Corbett had to surrender their passports and they will not be allowed contact with any member of Jason Corbett’s family, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank told WGHP-TV that he does not discuss pretrial matters and will neither confirm or deny any plea offers. He added that a retrial is not off the table.
Sunday world April 10th 2021
UNIQUE CASE Molly Martens’ lawyer says she may take stand in Jason Corbett murder retrial
Of all the murder cases he dealt with during a career that spanned almost 50 years, there is one in particular that stands out in the mind of retired Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.
“We deal with a lot of these cases where the crime scene is particularly brutal,” Mr Grice told the Irish Independent this week. “What sticks out about this one for me is this guy (Tom Martens) was supposed to be a professional law enforcement officer. Yet he couldn’t find any other alternatives but to beat that man (Jason Corbett) to death with a baseball bat once his daughter (Molly) hit him. I’ve had to hit a lot of people. When you hit them and they are down, you put the handcuffs on. In this case, once they had that man down they should have left the house.” It’s been almost six years since Mr Grice and his team of officers opened a murder inquiry into the death of Limerick man Jason Corbett.
Irish Mirror April 10th 2021
Ex-fiance of killer Molly Martens says he's 'deeply disappointed' she has been released from prison
An ex-fiance of killer Molly Martens has slammed the US justice system after she walked free from prison this week. Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Keith Maginn, the former fiance of Molly, also said his heart goes out to the family of slain Limerick Dad Jason Corbett - and he hopes they get justice in the impending retrial. "Most of all, my heart goes out to the victim's family -who continue to show incredible strength and dignity for having to go through the pain and stress of another trial, he said.
But he said he was not surprised by the outrage over a Supreme Court decision that saw Molly and her father Thomas’s convictions dramatically overturned earlier this year - adding that he was deeply disappointed with the American justice system and its media. “I am not surprised the Irish people have been repeatedly shocked and appalled by the American "justice" system and media. “I am embarrassed by the sensationalism of much of the media in the U.S in regards to this case, and I hope justice will ultimately be served, he said.
Since then he has realised that Molly has a duplicitous nature - and he firmly believes she murdered Jason. “I feel the whole reason why Jason was killed was that Jason wanted to take the kids back to Ireland and she wasn't having it,” he previously told us. Mr Maginn’s latest comments come as Molly and her father now enjoy freedom - after being released on a bond of $200,000 this week. On Friday The Mirror revealed that Molly, spent the entirety of the almost $200,000 she garnered from the sale of the house-of-horrors, where she killed Jason– on her eventually successful bid for freedom.
Irish sun April 11th 2021
MURDER APPEAL Drop of blood on Tom Martens’ shorts on night he and Molly killed Jason Corbett to be tested ahead of retrial
A DROP of blood on the shorts worn by evil Tom Martens on the night he and his daughter Molly killed Limerick dad Jason Corbett will be tested in the first step of preparation for their murder retrial.
The pair left jail this week following a successful appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court. One of the views established by the court was a blood speck on the inside hem of Tom’s shorts should be tested — despite the fact other splatters on them had been examined. Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank told the Irish Sun: “One of the particular rulings of the Supreme Court is one little drop of blood that wasn’t tested on an item and we’ll go back and try to test that.” Speaking after the judgement earlier this year, murdered Jason’s sister Tracey Corbett Lynch said: “One reason was a technicality relating to blood found on the inside hem of Tom Marten’s boxer shorts, blood which showed Tom Martens had been standing over Jason beating him with a baseball bat from a height of less than two feet while Jason was on the ground.
“Though the other blood spatters on Tom Marten’s boxer shorts had been tested and confirmed as blood at the North Carolina State Laboratory the blood samples inside the hem had not been.”
Frank explained there is a lengthy process in pre-trial prep before he gets to discussing a date for when it will take place. With backlogs in the Davidson County due to Covid-19, it has been predicted that it will happen in 2022.
Fox 46 Charlotte April 9th 2021
RELEASED ON BOND: Tom Martens and his daughter, Molly Corbett, were convicted of beating Molly’s husband to death in 2015. Their conviction was overturned by the NC Supreme Court in March.
Tom Martens and Molly Corbett were in court Wednesday for a pre-trial bond hearing.
Bond was set at $200,000 for each of them, and they are to have no contact with the family or children involved in the case, the judge ruled. Corbett and Martens have both been released from jail.
Sarah Corbett Lynch April 25th 2021
Today is a sunny day, my Mam Tracey brought me for ice cream. It triggered a memory of how Molly Martens brought me & Jack for an ice cream the day after killing my Dad. When we cried She told us he’s dead & to just get over it. My Dad Jason Corbett was murdered by her and I know today she has the freedom to walk into any shop and buy whatever she wants including an ice cream. I didn’t want the ice cream anymore. #domesticviolenceawareness#Elle#voice#jasoncorbett
Irish Daily Mail April 28th 2021
When we cried, she told us he’s dead and to get over it
JASON Corbett’s daughter has claimed that Molly Martens told her to ‘get over it’ the day after bludgeoning the Limerick man to death. Sarah Corbett, 14, said having an ice cream during the recent good weather triggered a memory from the day after Molly and her father, Thomas Martens, killed Jason in August 2015. Sarah wrote a Facebook post claiming that Molly Martens had taken her and her brother Jack out for ice cream the day after her father’s death. The memory was triggered when Sarah recently enjoyed an ice cream with Jason’s sister, Tracey, who is now her legal guardian. Sharing a photo on her social media account, Sarah wrote: ‘Today is a sunny day, my Mam, Tracey, brought me for ice cream. It made me think of how Molly Martens brought me and Jack for an ice cream the day after killing my Dad.
‘When we cried, she told us he’s dead and to just get over it. My Dad, Jason Corbett, was murdered by her and I know today she has the freedom to walk into any shop and buy whatever she wants including an ice cream. ‘I didn’t want the ice cream anymore,’ she added. ‘Heartbreaking and so difficult’
The Facebook post ended with the hashtag #Elle – a reference to Elle magazine, which Sarah and her family have criticised for publishing a recent article that cast doubt on Molly Martens' guilt.