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Jason Corbett's father-in-law told 911: 'I struck him with a baseball bat'

Murder victim Jason Corbett
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Jason Corbett’s father-in-law admitted hitting the Limerick man with a baseball bat after a row, according to reports.

Thomas Martens, a former FBI agent, told 911 he had been “in an argument” with his son-in-law and that he had “struck him with a baseball bat”, the Irish Daily Mail reports.

According to an police incident report seen by the paper, the incident was recorded as “an assault” by 911.

The report, written by Deputy CS Dagenhardt, says that a 3.04am on August 2, advised that he was en route to the scene of the incident.

“At this time the Davidson Co 911 Center advised that the complainant in the call had stated that he had been in an argument with his son-in-law and that he had struck him with a baseball bat.”

 The Corbett family are hopeful that they will be able to return with Mr Corbett's two children Jack (10) and Sarah (8) later this week.

Jason Corbett with his children, Sarah and Jack.
Jason Corbett with his children, Sarah and Jack.

The children's mother, Mags, died in 2006 after suffering an asthma attack.

Mr Corbett died after suffering serious head injuries.

His wife Molly was believed to have been the main suspect but police in the US have confirmed that her father Thomas Martens (65), a retired FBI agent, is also a person of interest.

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