Woman accused in husband’s killing in Davidson County plans to appeal ruling

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Molly Martens Corbett, left, stands with her defense attorney, Walter Holton, during a court hearing. (David Rolfe/Journal)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — An attorney for Molly Corbett, who along with her father faces murder charges in the death of her husband, Jason Corbett, said Monday’s ruling ordering her to return items she took from the couple’s home is not supported by evidence and is an abuse of discretion.

Bryan Thompson, attorney for Molly Corbett, filed a notice of appeal Thursday in Davidson Superior Court. He also filed a motion to stay Monday’s ruling.

Brian Shipwash, the Davidson County clerk of Superior Court, ruled Monday that Corbett violated a court order when she, or people who work for her, took most of the personal property from the couple’s house at 160 Panther Creek Court in a golf-course community in Davidson County on Jan. 21.

The house is where Corbett’s husband, Jason, 39, an Irish businessman, was found bludgeoned to death on Aug. 2, 2015. Molly Corbett and her father, Thomas Martens, a former FBI agent, have been charged with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

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