Tracey Corbett Lynch, sister of Jason Corbett who was brutally murdered in North Carolina said the family are participating in a CBS television programme ‘48 Hours’ to challenge “every lie and scurrilous allegation levelled against her brothers good name by those who will resort to anything in their bid to evade justice for their crimes”
“We felt the allegations levelled by Tom and Molly Martens needed to be publicly challenged in the US - and that is the reason for our involvement with the CBS programme,” she said in a statement issued this Monday morning.
“We will never falter in our campaign to ensure that Tom and Molly Martens serve the full sentence handed down by a North Carolina court for their terrible crime.
We will also never tire of defending the good name and honorable reputation of a dearly loved father, brother, son, uncle, friend as well as a proud Limerick native and Irishman,” Ms Lynch added.
She said that sine the brutal murder of our beloved brother, Jason Corbett (39) in North Carolina in August 2015 they have sworn to fulfill three solemn vows.
“Firstly, to do everything in our power to assist the US authorities to deliver justice on those responsible for my brother Jason's cruel and senseless killing.
“Thanks to the professionalism of Davidson County prosecutors and the courage of the good people of North Carolina, Tom Martens and his daughter, Molly, were convicted in August 2017 of the second degree murder of Jason.
They are now serving 20-25 years in North Carolina prisons.”
She said that they have never shown one ounce of remorse for beating a helpless father to death as he slept.
”Jason's wife and father-in-law, two people he should have been able to trust implicitly, took his life in the most appalling circumstances. They left his adored children, Jack and Sarah, orphaned. Our second solemn vow was to protect Jason's good name.
Our third vow was to provide Jason's children, Jack and Sarah, with all the love, care and protection that he would have wanted as a proud Irish father.
Tom and Molly Martens did not seek just to kill my brother - they also sought to destroy his good name and reputation.
“Even before their 2017 trial, they had given an interview to a US TV channel in which they leveled unfounded and scurrilous allegations against Jason.
These appalling allegations caused enormous hurt and upset to Jason's family, friends and work colleagues both in Ireland and the US.
It speaks volumes of the type of people that Tom and Molly Martens are that they never once raised those same allegations during their murder trial.”