Murderer Molly Martens has added four years to her imprisonment

Molly Martens, who together with her father, Thomas Martens, killed her husband Jason Corbett. Photo: Donnie Roberts / The Dispatch
Molly Martens, who together with her father, Thomas Martens, killed her husband Jason Corbett. Photo: Donnie Roberts / The Dispatch
Molly Martens and her lawyer Walter Holton for her trial. Photograph: Mark Condren
Molly Martens
Molly Martens with her father Tom on her wedding day
Guilty: Tom Martens arrives for the trial in the Davidson Country courthouse. Photograph: Mark Condren

Ralph Riegel

KILLER Molly Martens has extended her sentence for the murder of her Irish husband by four years because of repeated violations of the American prison rules.

Martens (34) and her father, the retired FBI agent Tom Martens (68), were convicted last summer in the US for the second-degree murder of businessman and father of two Jason Corbett (39).

The Department of Public Safety at North Carolina indicated that Martens now has a scheduled release date of her second-degree murder sentence of April 15, 2041 – four years longer than her earlier expected release date of August 3, 2037.

The former nanny is now behind the bars for 24 years.

Martens underwent a major custody survey in North Carolina on August 1, just 24 hours before the third anniversary of the brutal murder of her Irish husband.

The Tennessee-born woman was transferred back to a high security prison in North Carolina two months ago after she was cited for three separate violations of the prison rules, two only in the course of a few hours.

The custody consideration took place when Corbett's family admitted that their pain in the three years after his brutal murder by his wife and father-in-law was no less.


The mother of Mr. Corbett, Rita, and his sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, said that they have experienced "an endless nightmare of pain and loss".

Tracey said that the Co Limerick family can never forget what Jason was doing.

"The last days have been very difficult because they forced everyone who loved Jason to remember the pain to lose him," she said.

"You can not escape the question of what the last few days of Jason's life must have been – and the unpardonable pain and cruelty he suffered in the night of his murder by people he loved and who he trusted, but who allowed him in the worst way possible. "

After being attacked by his wife and father in law at his home in North Carolina on August 2, 2015, Mr. Corbett was cruelly left to die on the bedroom floor. Martens and her father were accused by prosecutors of deliberately delaying their call to emergency services to ensure that Mr Corbett died when they arrived.

Mrs. Corbett-Lynch has written a best-selling tribute to her brother, entitled "My Brother Jason."

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