Sunday 24 September 2017

Revealed: Molly Martens' new mugshot as she moves prison

Molly and Conor Martens weeks before the trial
Molly and Conor Martens weeks before the trial
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A new mugshot of killer Molly Martens after her first weeks in prison for the murder of Jason Corbett has been released by prison officials.

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) last Wednesday.

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.

The new mugshot is the first look at the former nanny since her move.

It is published on North Carolina Department Of Public Safety Offender Public Information website.

Prison authorities previously confirmed to Independent.ie that Martens was moved as part of normal procedure.

Molly Martens who is listed as offender number 1551729
Molly Martens who is listed as offender number 1551729

Martens, who is listed as offender number 1551729 under her married name, 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.

The new photo appears to confirm that, contrary to her brother's claims, Martens was not forced to cut and dye her hair.

Molly's brother posted a message online saying she 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.

Officials disputed the claims last week and denied that Martens was denied any basic facilties.

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