In August 2015, Limerick man Jason Corbett was murdered by his wife, Molly Martens, and her father, ex-FBI agent Tom Martens, in the bedroom of their luxury North Carolina home. He had been savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat and brick while his children slept nearby. For his sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, and the rest of his family in Ireland it was just the beginning of the nightmare that would involve a custody battle for his orphaned children, an online hate campaign by Molly Martens and, ultimately, the gripping trial that would lead to her conviction, alongside her father, for his murder.
Here, for the first time, Tracey Corbett-Lynch tells her family’s side of the story. With full access to Jason’s letters, emails, keepsakes and photographs, it is the story of how an ordinary, loving family was torn apart by the brutal murder of their beloved brother.
Tracey Corbett-Lynch is Jason Corbett’s older sister. She fought for custody of his two children after his death and they now live with her and her husband in Limerick.
Ralph Riegel is Southern Correspondent for the Irish Independent and a regular contributor to RTÉ, BBC and TV3. Previous books include Afraid of the Dark: The Tragic Story of Robert Holohan and Shattered: Killers Do Time, Victims’ Families Do Life. He lives in Cork.