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The children of Jason Corbett have returned home to Ireland

The Corbett family overcame a custody battle with the children’s stepmother.

Tracey Lynch and Jason Corbett.
Tracey Lynch and Jason Corbett.

THE CHILDREN OF Jason Corbett have arrived at Shannon airport on a flight from the US.

Corbett’s sister Tracey and her husband David Lynch overcame a custody battle with the children’s stepmother to take Jack (10) and Sarah (8) back to Ireland.

The four landed at Shannon Airport off a United Airlines flight just after 7am this morning.

In comes after Jason’s wife Molly Martens lodged an appeal yesterday to the custody ruling made in a North Carolina court on Thursday.

However, the aunt and uncle have now returned home with the children whose father died from fatal head injuries he received in a domestic incident earlier this month.

Martens and her father have been questioned over the incident and named as ‘persons of interest’. The police said they are not looking outside the family unit in relation to the crime.

Jason’s brother, John Corbett, told RTÉ’s Keelin Shanley yesterday that they were relieved to get the news that the children were coming back to Ireland.

While the grandmother of Jason Corbett’s children, Marian Fitzpatrick said she was “over the moon” when she heard her grandchildren were coming home, saying it was better than winning the lotto.

Fitzpatrick is the mother of Mags Corbett, Jason’s first wife, who died from an asthma attack in 2006.

It’s understood that the family will now plan the funeral of Jason Corbett.

Read: Corbett custody battle: Stepmother issues appeal>

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