Retrial of Jason Corbett’s killers may not be held until autumn

Jason Corbett
The late Jason Corbett

THE retrial of father and daughter Tom and Molly Martens for the murder of Limerick man Jason Corbett may not be held until next autumn.

An administrative hearing at Davidson County Superior Court in North Carolina on Friday was told that a schedule, which will include a specific date for the retrial, should be agreed for another administrative hearing on May 23

Friday’s hearing was attended by Mr Corbett’s two children, Jack (17) and Sarah (15), who are expected to give evidence in the case against their step-mother and step-grandfather who killed their father in his North Carolina home in 2015.

The retrial, which could last up to seven weeks, follows a decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court to overturn the convictions against  Mr Martens, a former FBI agent, and his daughter, Molly, who was Mr Corbett’s second wife.

Both were unanimously convicted of Mr Corbett’s second degree murder in August 2017 and received 20 to 25 year prison sentences. They served three and a half years in prison before being freed, pending the retrial.

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