THE SISTER of Jason Corbett who was killed in the US has spoken of the “relentless” actions of his second wife, who continues to issue legal proceedings in seeking that his two children be returned to her in the States.
In the first detailed interview the family has given since his death this August, his sister Tracey Lynch revealed that their loss and grief has been compounded by the actions of Molly Martens, Jason’s second wife, in North Carolina.
“No expression of remorse or explanation whatsoever at Jason’s homicide was ever communicated,” Ms Lynch told the Leader. She said his children Jack and Sarah returned home, after an intense custody battle, “having lost their daddy, the one constant in their lives, in such terrible circumstances, with nothing.
“They were given no personal items, other than a few frivolous store bought toys, nothing meaningful or of importance to the kids. What the children wanted most were a few personal items belonging to their late mother Mags and their daddy.
“Molly Martens through her lawyers refused to provide them to the children. The items were purchased and made before Mags [Jason’s first wife] passed away in 2006 and were of significant sentimental value to both Jason and the children.
“They were of inconsequential value in monetary terms but would have provided some much needed comfort to Jack and Sarah. It upsets me that they continue to look for these items and I cannot give them what they have asked for after all they have been put through because of Jason’s homicide,” she told the Limerick Leader.
Nor, she said, has there been an offer of providing any of Jason’s belongings to the family. “We have nothing of his to provide any comfort. We are still responding to various court actions instigated by Molly Martens. It is relentless.”
- See the Limerick Leader print editions for a full interview with the Corbett family