Sunday 22 October 2017

Slain Jason's sister-in-law confident they'll get justice

Jason Corbett with his first wife, Mags
Jason Corbett with his first wife, Mags
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

Relatives of slain Limerick man Jason Corbett have said that they are confident that his family will see some justice.

His sister-in-law Catherine Fitzpatrick, sister of his first wife Mags Corbett, said she is confident that Molly Martens Corbett (32) and her father Thomas Martens (65) will serve time in prison following his killing.

Mr Corbett had just planned a surprise trip home from the US for his father's 80th birthday before his death.

Ms Fitzpatrick said that the family are still struggling to come to terms with Mr Corbett's death.

"We know that the Martens have been charged and that there will be some sort of justice for him but nobody can grieve until that process is over," she said.

"They need to be able to grieve and get on with their lives and build a life for Jason's children," she added.

"We knew what Jason was like and we hope that will count for something. We'll stay positive."

Ms Fitzpatrick's sister Mags was married to Mr Corbett before she died after suffering an asthma attack in 2006.

They had two children, Jack (11) and Sarah (9).

She said Mr Corbett had just made plans to make a surprise trip home last August to visit his family before he was killed.

"It was supposed to be a surprise that he was coming home because it would have been for his dad's eightieth birthday," she said.

However, Ms Fitzpatrick is confident that he would have stayed in Ireland once he came back.

"In the last phone call he had with my mam, he said he was very homesick," she said.

"From talking to other people who he had been talking to and to some of his close friends, I think he was planning on moving back."

Irish Independent

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