From the very outset of this tragedy there were/are many victims of the Marten's crime. Jason's children, their paternal and maternal families bore the brunt of the Marten's relentless media campaign . Many falsehoods, refuted and uncorroborated evidence was presented via social media and through some media channels. However none of this so called evidence was ever presented in trial as their defense . They tried via social media and some mainstream media to paint Molly as the "victim" to influence the jury pool and/or gain public interest for Molly the "victim ." This of course was part of the defense strategy. They had no care of who's life they upturned . They had no sensitivity to any subject. They used any avenue that they thought was even remotely believable to try and obtain freedom . WHATEVER the cost. Nothing was/is off limits.
Molly's Facebook page is a prime example of this. There was/is no care given to what Jack and Sarah were/are going through at any time. Did Molly think Jack and Sarah would read her Facebook ramblings? They were not old enough to be on social media . So what was the purpose of these postings? Who was the interview asking strangers to approach Jack and Sarah suppose to benefit? What was flying a banner with Happy Birthday supposed to achieve. Who had to gain from these public postings and public attempts at contact, definitely not Jack and Sarah. There was no care for Jason's elderly parents , no care for Jason's family or friends . No care for Mag's Corbett family . Just 4 days after Jason's funeral Molly posted "Do you remember this day? After a long, fun day at the pool with minimal streamline work, we came home to roast marshmallows. ‘Roast’ may not be the most appropriate word choice as Jack, your attempt at roasting involved catching the marshmallow on fire as soon as possible and eating off the charred remains, and yours, Sarah Beara involved the marshmallow roasting from such a safe distance that one could hardly declare it warm. Nevertheless, we laughed and ate and chased after fireflies when we were stuffed with marshmallows and cheesy poofs. I will not forget a single moment of so many seemingly normal days. They are precious to me. You are precious."
Any rational person would think that less than a week after returning to Ireland , just a couple of days after burying their father, Jason's children would be trying to settle in to their new reality and dealing with the grief of not only losing their father but also life as they knew it rather than reminiscing about roasting marshmallows and chasing fireflies. However no consideration is given to their emotions , what they are going through doesn't matter. Following Molly and Tom being charged and bail conditions indicating Molly could not contact Jason's children thankfully the relentless social media campaign by Molly ended . However it continued on via her family and supporters.
As a parent this is extremely hard to understand. No matter the cost we aim to protect our "children", however this is not so for the Martens family. Not for the non genetic members anyway . Their only care is to protect themselves, protect the name of the " stellar " family at any cost . Hence why Sharon Martens never heard or saw anything ,hence why Sharon Martens never thought to alert 911, hence why Tom Martens never witnessed Molly bashing in Jason's skull, hence why Molly Martens failed to give testimony at her own trial but was eager to give her version of events to ABC 2020. Molly's cousin Amanda Mui/Earnest reiterated this hearsay on social media. Molly's supporters helped spread Tom Martens disgusting allegation about Jason's first wife's tragic passing . An allegation that was strongly opposed by Mag's Corbett's family . An allegation that Mag's family and specifically her father Michael Fitzpatrick vehemently denied ever saying. Despite his ill health Michael Fitzpatrick attended a solicitor and made an affidavit to state no such conversation ever happened .The Martens attorney's first claimed that this conversation happened at Jason and Molly's wedding. This was quickly circulated to the local media however NONE of the Fitzpatrick family attended the wedding . The Martens attorney Walter Holden claimed this was a error made by an attorney, the affidavit was amended however this "error" was not circulated to the local media .
There was zero substance to these allegations. Zero evidence of abuse was ever produced at trial . The evidence and autopsy however painted a different picture to the one that the Marten's so cleverly tried to portray. Unfortunately some people are unable to see past their own personal tragedies and will always see a woman as a victim rather than the instigator of domestic violence despite all the evidence presented to them . The Autopsy report alone displays the rage and malice of the crime committed by the Marten's. Keith Maginn's book , Turning This Thing Around , written MANY YEARS before the killing of Jason Corbett , gives a full and devastating detail account of his life with Molly Martens and her chaotic bipolar episodes .
Despite a conviction of second degree murder and evidence that was described as "overwhelming" by Supreme Court Judge Paul Newby . Molly and Tom Martens conviction of second degree murder was overturned. Part of this was based on statements made by 2 very vulnerable children whom were under the care of their fathers killers at the time of these statements . These children are now old enough to have a voice and give a true account of their life with Molly Martens. They do not want contact with the family responsible for their fathers death despite Molly's attorney's claiming Molly is distraught because of this. Again Molly "the victim." No consideration to how Jack and Sarah feel, no consideration in how distraught Jack and Sarah were the Martens were released. I guess nobody else's feelings other then the Marten's family matter . Tom Martens said as he left prison he was "Glad to be back with his family" That was his message to Jason Corbett's family.