No ruling on whether wife took items from murdered Irish man’s estate

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Molly Corbett is led out of the magistrate’s office at the Davidson County Courthouse in Lexington. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Another hearing will be needed to determine whether Molly Martens Corbett violated a court order by taking items from the home she shared with her husband, Jason Corbett.

Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens, are charged with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Jason Corbett, an Irish businessman who was found bludgeoned to death last August in the couple’s home at 160 Panther Creek Court in the Wallburg community.

On Tuesday, Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash heard Molly Corbett’s testimony in an estate hearing to determine if she violated a September order that allows her to remove only items that belong to her from the house, which is in an upscale golf-course community in Davidson County.

Attorney Edward Griggs represented David Lynch, the executor of the estate of Jason Corbett, and claimed that Molly Corbett, or people working on her behalf, went into the home Jan. 21 and removed items that may belong to the estate of Jason Corbett.

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