Plea to leave slain Limerickman’s kids alone

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Jason Corbett, pictured with his children Jack and Sarah
THE SISTER of Jason Corbett, who was killed in the US, has issued a thinly veiled message urging his second wife to leave his children alone on Facebook.

THE SISTER of Jason Corbett, who was killed in the US, has issued a thinly veiled message urging his second wife to leave his children alone on Facebook.

Tracey Lynch, the sister of the Janesboro native who was killed in his home in north Carolina, appeared to be responding to the constant updates and pleas by Molly Martens Corbett on Facebook to contact Jason’s children, Jack and Sarah.

Tracey and her husband David won a custody battle for the children, who she said were doing well since they moved back to Limerick.

However, she described one person’s actions on Facebook as “destructive” and urged them to remove the pictures of the children.

“If you are someone reading this who has shared or posted publicly pictures of the children all over the internet to please think of the kids, you are hurting no one only Jack and Sarah. Haven’t they suffered enough? Your actions are destructive, take your pictures down, love your own family, let it go. Leave them have an opportunity at life again,” Tracey wrote online in recent days.

The post has been shared by the Bring justice for Jason Facebook page, as no-one has been charged with his killing to date.

“We appreciate your respect and kind words about Jason on the support page. He was a positive, fun, loving and kind person and would take comfort from your kindness and empathy, along with the shared memories as we do.

“Jack and Sarah are content, safe, protected, and loved in a way that has their best interest, safety and needs met with expert support. We pray and hope they are allowed to heal in time.

“There are those who do not respect or understand our silence, however they would never understand our words either,” she wrote.

The family earlier vowed “we will not rest until those who murdered our brother are convicted”. Jason was killed on August 2 in his home in North Carolina during a domestic disturbance’ after being hit with a baseball bat.

While no charges have been brought to date, the two persons of interest’ in the case are his second wife, Molly Martens Corbett, and her father Thomas, 65, a former FBI agent.

Earlier this month, Jason’s parents, Rita and John, also said that the social media campaign waged by their son’s second wife has “exacerbated” the “trauma” of their loss.

This week, Ms Martens Corbett, who cared fro the children for eight years, initially as their nanny, before she married Jason, posted pictures of her and the children together on holidays past in Ballybunion.

Prior to that she also posted another message, with her mobile phone numbr and email, which read: “Please, please, could you let me speak with Jack and Sarah. Please could you give them the gift of knowing how much I love them? For them. Please.”