A sister of an Irishman who died after an attack in the US has spoken publically of her loss for the first time since the incident, saying his death would leave footprints across their lives forever.
Jason Corbett, was found with fatal head injuries at the home he shared in the North Carolina with his second wife, Molly Martens Corbett and his two children from a first marriage.
After his death on August 2, there was a legal battle as his wife tried to keep Jack, 11, and Sarah, 9, whom she had been an au pair to after their mother’s death, with her in the US.
Tracey Lynch, Jason’s sister, wanted to bring the children back to Limerick in line with her brother’s wishes. They are now living with their aunt and her husband David, who are the children’s legal guardians. The police probe into Jason’s death is expected to conclude next month.
Ms Martens Corbett, along with her father Tom, a retired FBI agent, are persons of interest in Jason’s violent death. It is believed that he was hit with a baseball bat at his home.
A message from Ms Lynch was posted on the Facebook page Bring Justice for Jason after her brother’s month’s mind Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Janesboro, Limerick.
In the Facebook posting, Ms Lynch said: “Eight weeks ago today our world was torn apart when my brother Jason was killed in his own home in North Carolina. He was not ill, he did not have an accident, we did not get to say goodbye. I watch my elderly mam and dad bewildered and in so much pain, more than anyone such suffer.
“My family are suffering through their grief to come to terms with losing such a loving, kind, generous, and caring man who was such a great brother, son, husband, friend, and daddy. Jason is very sadly missed from all our lives. The loss will leave footprints across all our lives forever that can never be replaced. We can never bring Jason back.
“Throughout all of this traumatic ordeal, my family and I are so deeply appreciative, comforted, thankful and humbled by the support from each and everyone of you while we await justice for Jason.”
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