Corbett support group calls for justice on Jason’s anniversary

Jason Corbett
The late Jason Corbett

by Kathy Masterson

AN ONLINE support group for the family and friends of murdered Limerick man Jason Corbett issued a plea to the US justice system to return his killers to prison on the seventh anniversary of his tragic death.

The Facebook page ‘Jason’s Journey’ posted on Tuesday, August 2 that it is “the responsibility of the justice system to return your murderers back to where they belong, so their evil darkness cannot inflict any more devastation on the living victims of their crime”.

“The loss of a family member by murder is like a life sentence without any possibility of parole. It is Tom and Molly Martens that deserve a life sentence.”

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The support group vowed to keep the father-of-two’s memory alive and continue the fight for justice.

“Jason, seven years have passed since your life was brutally stolen from you. Your future (was) stolen from your children and from your family. As ever, the wheels of life keep turning, even in the face of death.

“But you are a constant in everyone’s lives, even those that never knew you, but have shared on your journey to justice.

“It is ours to keep shining your light, to keep those shadows where they belong, locked up in the dark. Jason, we will honour you by keeping your memory alive, we will honour you by loving and protecting your greatest achievements Jack and Sarah. And finally, we will honour you by forever holding the hands of those you loved.”

His sister Marilyn Corbett also wrote on Facebook: “The world changes year by year without you Jason yet here we are seven years later with no sight to the end of our fight for you. We will not give up. Loving you always.”

The late Mr Corbett’s second wife Molly Martens and her father Tom Martens were convicted in 2017 of the second degree murder of the 39-year-old Limerick man on August 2 2015.

However, their convictions were quashed last year and Tom and Molly Martens are currently free on bail while they await their retrial.

No retrial date has yet been set, although the Corbett family had initially been told a retrial could happen in May or June. The retrial is expected to last seven weeks.