Wednesday 21 February 2018

Another hearing to decide if Molly Martens Corbett breached court order

Jason Corbett and Molly Martens. Picture: Brendan Gleeson
Jason Corbett and Molly Martens. Picture: Brendan Gleeson

Jordan Howse

Another estate hearing will be needed to determine whether Molly Martens Corbett violated a court order.

Davidson County Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash heard Molly Corbett's testimony in an estate hearing Tuesday to determine if she violated the consent order issued Sept. 17, 2015 that directs her or people on her behalf to only remove items from the home at 160 Panther Creek Court that belong to her.

Attorney Edward Griggs represented David Lynch, the executor of the estate of Jason Corbett, claimed that Molly Corbett or people on the behalf of her, went into the home Jan. 21 and removed items that may belong to the estate of Jason Corbett.

Molly Corbett went through an inventory of what was removed from the home and how those items were purchased.

Molly Corbett claimed that all items removed from the home by her or people she authorized were purchased with her credit card, her mother's credit card, or were gifts to her from friends and family

These items include furniture, mattresses, paintings and wall hangings, kitchenware and appliances.

She testified that some items, mostly pictures of Jason's children Jack and Sarah, were removed from the home by the Lynches.

Griggs attempted to prove that items removed from the home belong to the estate because they were purchased with Molly's credit card which was paid down with funds from a Molly and Jason's joint account.

Money in their joint account was mostly from Jason's job, Molly Corbett said. She contributed probably less than $5,000 to the account but could not recall how much was in the joint account. She no longer has access to the account, she said.

Molly Corbett said she is employed by Chico's clothing store in Knoxville, Tenn. but is temporarily suspended because "they did not like that (she) was on the news."

Molly Corbett's lawyer, Brian Thompson, said the items removed from the home are stored

in Davidson County and Lynch's lawyers could access this week.

Shipwash said he will take time to consider Molly Corbett's testimony to determine if the consent order was violated.

Jason Corbett was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat Aug. 2, 2015, according to the autopsy report.

Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens were charged with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with Jason Corbett's death. They are both out on bail and living in Tennessee.

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