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Wife & Father-In-Law Of Irishman Go On Trial In The US For His Murder.

: 07/17/2017 - 10:41

The wife and father-in-law of a Limerick man go on trial for his murder in the US today.

39 year old Jason Corbett was found fatally wounded at his home in North Carolina on August 2nd 2015.

33 year old Molly Martens and her 67 year old father Thomas Martens are charged with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

They've both claimed self-defence - Mr Martens says he hit Mr Corbett on the head with a baseball bat because he was choking Molly.

The trial is expected to take two to three weeks.

**Image courtesy The Irish Times

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