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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Children to receive the proceeds from Jason Corbett book

Jason Corbett. Photo: Brendan Gleeson
Jason Corbett. Photo: Brendan Gleeson
Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

The proceeds from a book on murdered businessman Jason Corbett (39) are to go to his children.

Mr Corbett was beaten to death with a metal baseball bat and a heavy concrete paving brick by his second wife, Molly Martens (35), and her father, retired FBI agent Tom Martens (67).

The duo are now serving sentences of between 20 and 25 years in North Carolina prisons.

'My Brother Jason' has been written by the Limerick executive's sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, who fearlessly spearheaded the 'Justice for Jason' campaign for two years.

With her husband David she is now raising Mr Corbett's two children, who were left orphaned by his murder in North Carolina on August 2, 2015.

Ms Corbett-Lynch decided to write the book as a tribute to her late brother and to dispel what were termed "the outrageous lies and falsehoods" told about him in the run-up to the trial by Molly and Tom Martens.

She said she wanted the book to portray the kind, loving, generous and loyal person her brother was. The book features the involvement and support of her sister, Marilyn, her brother, Wayne, husband David, her parents, as well as Mr Corbett's wide circle of friends in both Limerick and the US.

'My Brother Jason', which is published by Gill Books, will be released on May 18.

Excepts from the book, which was co-authored by journalist Ralph Riegel, will be serialised in the Irish Independent.

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