In closing arguments, Davidson County prosecutors alleged that former FBI agent Thomas Martens and his daughter Molly brutally bludgeoned Irish businessman Jason Corbett to death with a metal bat and a concrete paving brick and then concocted a story of self-defense to cover up their crime.
Thomas Martens, the man accused of murdering his son-in-law Jason Corbett, testified in court yesterday that, during the time of the Irishman’s marriage to his daughter, Molly Martens, Mr Corbett was not “his favourite person.”
A lead detective falsely told an insurance agent that Molly Martens refused to cooperate and answer questions about the death of her husband, Irish businessman Jason Corbett, an attorney for Ms Martens alleged in court.
A woman believed to have given birth in the bathroom of her boyfriend’s apartment before tossing her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-storey window was being held without bail on a murder charge, police and prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have serious questions about the credibility of a hotel housekeeper who has accused former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her, and they are taking the extraordinary step of seeking a substantial reduction in his bail, a person familiar with the case said today.
A JUDGE agreed yesterday to free former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn from a New York City jail on the condition he post $1 million (almost €700,00) in bail and remain under house arrest, under the watch of armed guards, at a private apartment in Manhattan.
A WOMAN who took in a family recovering from Hurricane Katrina has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after authorities said she refused to return five children to their mother and went on the run with them for a month.