Wife, father-in-law indicted in Irish man’s murder in Davidson County


Jason Paul Corbett

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A woman and her father have been indicted in the murder of an Irish man at his Davidson County home in August 2015, according to Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank.

Frank confirmed Monday the grand jury has indicted Molly Martens Corbett, 31, and her father Thomas Michael Martens, 65, with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. They are accused of killing 39-year-old Jason Paul Corbett.

Deputies responded to the Corbetts’ residence on Panther Creek Court shortly after 3 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2015, in reference to an assault.

The Davidson County 911 Center advised responding deputies that the caller had been in an argument with his son-in-law and struck him with a baseball bat.

Sheriff’s deputies said shortly after the incident that, though they had not made any arrests, they were not looking for any suspects outside the home.

Corbett’s death led to a custody battle between Molly Corbett and Jason Corbett’s family in Ireland. The custody battle sparked international attention, with the children’s aunt and uncle in Ireland ultimately gaining custody.

Court dates for Molly Corbett and her father have not been announced.

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