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Molly Martens

Molly Martens

Molly Martens

US prosecutors have launched a determined bid to uphold second-degree murder convictions for Thomas and Molly Martens and ensure they serve 20 to 25-year prison sentences for the brutal killing of Irish father-of-two Jason Corbett (39).

The father and daughter were convicted of battering the Limerick-born businessman to death with a metal baseball bat and a brick as he slept in his luxury home in North Carolina in August 2015.

Martens (69) is a retired FBI agent while his daughter (35), who was Mr Corbett's second wife, suffered from a lengthy history of mental health problems.