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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# North Carolina

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Molly and Thomas Martens to remain in prison after release dates found to be incorrect
Dates showing releases this week that were listed on the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction website were found to be incorrect.
Last month
November 2023
'I've lost so much of myself': Jason Corbett's children tell court of impact of father's death
Molly and Thomas Martens were yesterday sentenced for manslaughter of Jason Corbett.
Molly and Thomas Martens both jailed for manslaughter of Jason Corbett
Lawyers for the father and daughter say they will just serve seven months.
Case hears from three medical experts about the death of Jason Corbett’s first wife
The chief prosecutor highlighted yesterday what he called Molly Corbett’s “complicated relationship with the truth”.
Five women tell court that Jason Corbett physically, emotionally abused Molly Corbett
Molly Corbett and her father Thomas Martens entered arranged pleas Monday in Jason Corbett’s death.
Molly Corbett secretly recorded argument with Jason Corbett six months before he was killed
Molly Corbett claims self-defence, saying Jason Corbett attacked them and threatened their lives.
This year
US judge to sentence Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens after both accept manslaughter plea deal
Molly Corbett and Tom Martens accepted a plea deal of voluntary manslaughter of Irishman Jason Corbett.
Last year
15-year-old arrested for suspected killing of five people shot dead in North Carolina
Police said the gunman opened fire along a walking trail in North Carolina’s capital city yesterday.
Jason Corbett killing: Judge sets June 2023 date for retrial of Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens
The new trial is set to begin on 26 June 2023.
Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire
The man died after being taken to hospital, authorities said.
All time
Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett could be freed from prison today
The pair were granted a retrial earlier this year.
Jason Corbett's family 'devastated' after learning killers could be released from prison this week
The 39-year-old Limerick man was murdered while he slept in 2015.
North Carolina university switches to virtual classes after dozens of students test positive for Covid-19
Some 177 tested positive while a further 349 were also placed in quarantine.
Jim Herman captures third career US PGA title, Shane Lowry finishes nine shots behind
Irish golfer Seamus Power also had a creditable final day, with a 66 leaving him on 10 under.
Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds
Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and struck the Bahamas.
US attorney general to appeal decision to grant Jason Corbett killers a re-trial
The 39 year-old was murdered in his US home in August 2015.
Hurrican Dorian: Death toll rises as Bahamas faces 'devastation'
The storm is weakening as it moves onto the North Carolina coast.
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas
Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.
Cavan star Maguire seals second professional win to close in on full tour card
The 24-year-old clinched a five-stroke victory in North Carolina.
Hero US college student 'saved lives' by tackling gunman before he was killed
Police have no motive for yesterday’s shooting.
Two people killed and four injured in shooting at US university
Shots were reported on campus shortly before 6:00pm yesterday evening.
Molly and Tom Martens appeal hears evidence excluded from trial supported self-defence claim
The father and daughter are now serving 20 years to 25 years in prison.
Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.
Disappointment for Ireland's Cian O'Connor at World Equestrian Games
The Dubliner just missed out on a top-12 spot that would have secured his passage to the final round.
Cian O'Connor inspires Ireland to world show jumping final
Rodrigo Pessoa’s team are on course to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' as it batters North Carolina
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called Florence an “uninvited brute” that will linger for some days yet.
Residents evacuated as 'monster' Hurricane Florence approaches US east coast
Forecasts indicate that the storm will strengthen before making landfall later this week.
Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online
The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.
Lawyers for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens claim jury misconduct in bid to quash murder convictions
Members of the jury discussed the case in an inappropriate way on numerous occasions, the defence claims.
Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate soldier statue
Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument.
'It's been two years of a nightmare. My brother is still gone. It won't bring my brother back'
Jason Corbett’s brother said the people of Limerick had come together to support his family.
Guilty: Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens handed 20 to 25 year prison sentences
The jury returned its verdicts this afternoon after beginning deliberations yesterday.
Lawyer in Jason Corbett trial bangs bat against table to demonstrate force of impact
The jury in the murder trial will continue deliberating today.
'End this nightmare and find him not guilty' - Court hears final arguments in Corbett murder trial
Jason Corbett’s wife Molly and his father-in-law Thomas Martens are charged with his murder.
Molly Corbett will not testify in her own defence on Jason Corbett murder charge
The trial is approaching closing arguments.
Jason Corbett's sister tells trial he was 'homesick and lonely'
Thomas Martens and Molly Martens Corbett have claimed they acted in self defence.
Blood spatter expert believes Jason Corbett's head hit wall, court hears
Earlier, the trial heard that Corbett’s father-in-law said he hated him.
'She kept tugging at her neck, I asked her to stop' - Trial hears Molly Corbett showed no signs of injury
Several witnesses have testified that they saw no injuries on Molly Martens Corbett the night her husband Jason was killed in 2015.
Jason Corbett trial: Expert says only low level of 'sleeping pill' drug present in victim
Earlier in proceedings, a juror had to be briefly excused because a graphic image made her sick.
Jason Corbett had head injuries 'similar to a car crash or fall from great height'
The trial was briefly delayed as one juror became ill while viewing photos of Jason’s injuries.