#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13°C Thursday 13 May 2021
Advertisement

Candlelit vigil for Jason Corbett as custody battle continues

A decision in the case is expected this week.

A CANDLELIT VIGIL in support of Jason Corbett’s family is being held in Limerick this evening.

Members of the local community are set to gather outside City Hall at 8.15pm to show their solidarity with the family amid an ongoing custody battle.

Jason Corbett (39) sustained fatal head injuries during an alleged assault in his North Carolina home earlier this month.

His two children from his first marriage, Jack (10) and Sarah (8), are currently in the care of their stepmother Molly Martins – who is a suspect in the case.

Today the Irish Daily Mail details a police report that states Corbett’s father-in-law allegedly ‘struck him with a baseball bat’.

The children’s mother Mags Corbett died from an asthma attack in 2006.

Corbett’s sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David have applied to bring the children back to Ireland. A decision in the case is expected later this week.

Lynch previously told RTÉ’s Drivetime her brother wanted his children to be raised here.

The Irish Examiner is reporting that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has provided documents supporting the family in the custody battle.

Originally published: 10.14

Read: Corbett children remain with step-mother as custody hearing delayed until next week

Read: Sister of Limerick man killed in US: ‘He wanted his children to be raised in Ireland’

About the author:

Órla Ryan

Read next:

COMMENTS (22)