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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Husband killer Molly Martens Corbett moved to different prison 'as part of her processing'

Inmate moved 'as a continuation of her processing', and not due to health concerns as reported

Molly Martens Corbett (Photo: North Carolina Prison Service)
Molly Martens Corbett (Photo: North Carolina Prison Service)
Thomas Martens (Photo: North Carolina Prison Service)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Killer Molly Martens Corbett was moved to a different prison "as part of her processing", and not because of a health issue.

The 33-year-old, who was convicted of the second degree murder of her husband Limerick man Jason Corbett, was moved from the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women to the Southern Correctional Institution (SCI) on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the SCI confirmed to Independent.ie that the young woman had been moved "as a continuation of her processing", and not due to health concerns as reported.

Jason Corbett was beaten to death at his North Carolina home on August 1, 2015, by his wife and his father-in-law, both of whom were convicted of second degree murder.

Thomas Martens (Photo: North Carolina Prison Service)
Thomas Martens (Photo: North Carolina Prison Service)

Molly Martens Corbett, who is listed as offender number 1551729, was imprisoned on August 9 for the first time.

She will serve a prison term of 25 years and has a projected release date of March 12, 2039.

She is still undergoing the 'processing' evaluation required for the prison system in the state.

This can take normally four to six weeks and includes medical, mental and physical evaluations.

Earlier this week, Molly's brother posted a message online saying Martens Corbett was forced to cut and dye her hair and wasn't given a toothbrush when she arrived at the prison.

The prison authorities have since disputed the claims and said she was not denied any basic facilities.

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