Category: national
Updated: 10/08/17 : 07:50:59

Martens guilty of killing Irish man Jason Corbett

Molly Martens and her father Thomas Martens are led away in chains to begin a 20-25 year jail sentence
Thomas Martens and Molly Martens-Corbett have been found guilty of the second-degree murder of Irish man Jason Corbett.

Both have been sentenced to 20-25 years in prison.

Judge David Lee recommended that Martens-Corbett received psychiatric treatment following her conviction.

Mr Corbett, 39, was killed in his home in Wallburg, North Carolina on 2 August 2015.

Both Martens-Corbett, who was married to Mr Corbett, and her father Thomas Martens had pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defence.

Jason Corbett’s son, Jack, described his step-mother, Molly Martens Corbett as a murderer in a victim-impact statement read out in a south Carolina court yesterday.

“Molly Martens will not be forgotten,” the 12-year-old said in a statement read by Assistant District Attorney Alan Martin.

“She will always be remembered as the woman who killed her husband for no reason. She will be remembered as a murderer.”

Molly Martens Corbett collapsed into tears when she heard the statement.