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Jason Corbett's father-in-law also questioned in relation to his brutal death in US

Published 14/08/2015 | 08:28

Jason Corbett was killed in his home in North Carolina
Jason Corbett was killed in his home in North Carolina

POLICE in the US investigating the death of Jason Corbett are questioning his wife and his wife's father following his brutal death.

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The Irish father-of-two was found with fatal head injuries at his home in Panther Creek Court in North Carolina.

The 39-year-old, originally from Limerick, lived there with his second wife Molly Martens and his two children Jack (10) and Sarah (8) from his first marriage.

It has been reported that 31-year-old Molly is considered the main suspect in the case.

Her father Thomas (65) was visiting the couple at the time of Jason's death, and was present at the house when police were called to the home in the early hours of August 3.

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice told the Irish Daily Mail that detectives took two people "of their own free will" to the Sheriff's office following Jason's death.

The late Jason Corbett with his children Sarah and Jack
The late Jason Corbett with his children Sarah and Jack

"Those people were the wife and the wife's father. They were taken away and interviewed on tape," he said.

"We have to interview on audio video tape for court. We collected evidence from them and from the crime scene."

The incident report into Jason's death reveals that he was attacked with a baseball bat, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

The paper reports that the names Molly Paige Martens (31) and Thomas Michael Martens (65) as 'others involved' in the death.

The clothes of Mr Martens and his daughter were taken away for examination.

Two weapons were also removed from the scene by detectives.

The children's mother and Jason's first wife Mags died suddenly from an asthma attack in 2006.

Jason's sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David have been campaigning for custody of the two young children since the incident almost two weeks ago.

Tracey has said that he left written instructions requesting his children return to Ireland in the event of his death.

A custody hearing will take place in the US today to decide where the children should stay.

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