Molly Martens Corbett, dad Thomas Martens convicted in Jason Corbett's death

  • Molly Martens Corbett, dad Thomas Martens convicted in Jason Corbett's death

Molly Martens Corbett, dad Thomas Martens convicted in Jason Corbett's death

A medical examiner said Jason was struck at least 12 times in the head, leaving his skull crushed.

The jury saw through her lies, however, and this week found her, and her father, guilty of second degree murder.

The judge sentenced both to 20 to 25 years in prison with their attorneys saying they'll appeal the sentences.

In 2011, Jason and Molly married and moved the family including his two young children to the U.S. But two years ago, Tom martens making this 911 call from Jason and Molly's North Carolina home.

Prosecutors told of Corbett and her father using a concrete paving brick and baseball bat, respectively before proceeding to beat the 33-year-old Multi Packaging Solutions plant manager to death in his master bedroom.

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and his daughter have been found guilty of murdering the daughter's husband in 2015. They alleged that Martens hated Jason Corbett, pointing to testimony from a former co-worker at Oak Ridge Laboratory's Office of Counterintelligence, where Martens worked for eight years.

A jury of nine women and three men unanimously found the two guilty of second-degree murder.

Earlier Jason's twin brother Wayne and Catherine Fitzpatrick - the sister of Jason's first wife Mags, who tragically died from an asthma attack in 2006 - spoke candidly about his death.

"After going over some of the evidence and discussing it, the clothing and proximity to the attack, we felt that [Corbett] could have gotten out of that situation but chose to stay", jury foreman Tom Ammland said in court after a almost four-hour deliberation.

"They didn't just kill him, they slaughtered him for want of a better word". Stuff that you will never get out of your mind.

Molly Martens Corbett told anyone who would listen how much she loved Jason Corbett's two children, Jack and Sarah, from his first marriage. A brick that had been on her nightstand.

"After his death she even sent the bill for Jason's ambulance from the night he died to his parents". "He's bleeding all over and I may have killed him".

Before leaving the courtroom, Molly Corbett turned to her family and said: "I'm really sorry, mom".

Prosecutors argued that Molly Corbett and her father faked giving CPR and delayed calling 911 to cover up their crime.

Jason's mother, Rita - in a submission read by Ms Lynch - said it was very hard to keep going given the horror of her son's killing.

"They're fortunate that families for both sides". "My burden will not be lifted until she is put away".

Catherine said: "I just want to close the door, I don't want to hear about the Martens any more".

"I can promise you that our family's going to stick up for Jason's memory, telling the world that this was a good man, Jason was a loving man, and that he was a great father".