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.
The father-in-law of Irishman Jason Corbett took the stand yesterday in a North Carolina courtroom describing how he repeatedly beat the 39-year-old Irishman on the head with a baseball bat in the early hours of August 2, 2015,
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.
No fingerprints were found on the 28in Louisville Slugger baseball bat used to hit Irish businessman Jason Corbett multiple times in the head in the early hours of August 2, 2015, a forensic analyst with the North Carolina State Crime Lab testified yesterday.
A US man charged with murdering his Irish son-in-law, Jason Corbett, will claim that Mr Corbett’s father-in-law from his first marriage held Mr Corbett responsible for his first wife’s death, court documents have revealed.
As the funeral of Jason Corbett, who died in a violent domestic incident at his home in the US, took place yesterday, it emerged he had planned to make a surprise visit home to Limerick on that very day with his two children to attend the 80th birthday of his father, John Corbett.