Jason Corbett's sister thanks jury for giving her murdered brother justice

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Molly Martens Corbett, 33, and her father Thomas Martens, 67, are now on trial in North Carolina accused of killing Jason Corbett.

Testimony from doctors at the scene shows Corbett was hit in the head ten times with a baseball bat and cement brick.

Corbett's father-in-law- claimed that the violent actions were in "self-defence", after he found Mr. Corbett with his hands around Ms. Marten's neck.

Molly and Thomas Martens have been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the death of Limerick man Jason Corbett.

According to prosecutors, Molly was an emotionally volatile woman who, with her father's help, killed her husband in their home.

When the verdict was announced, Molly Corbett was heard saying, "I'm really sorry to my mom, he should have just killed me". They claim Jason Corbett was choking Molly Corbett and threatening to kill her, and they acted in self-defence. The defense insisted that it was an act of self-defense - that Jason was an abusive, risky man who allegedly attacked Molly the night of the murder, and Tom killed him with a baseball bat to protect his daughter.

A voluntary manslaughter charge was included as a lesser charge for the jury to consider but the panel instead opted for murder in the second degree.

Prosecutors said Molly Corbett did not appear to have suffered any injuries to indicate she had been assaulted.

Corbett fought for and lost custody of her two step-children after her husband's death. Jack and Sarah now live in Ireland with Tracey Lynch and her husband, David Lynch, who is the executor of Jason Corbett's estate.

Mr. Corbett's head wounds were so severe that the pathologist found his skull fractured in a number of places.

They had both denied the second degree murder of dad of two Jason two years ago.

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