Late appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to Ireland

first_imgJason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Advertisement Facebook Email Twitter Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articlePatrickswell to benefit from renewal schemeNext articleEclectic live programme for Lime Tree venues Staff Reporter TAGSfeaturedjack and sarahJason Corbett No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HAVING left the US courtroom in tears following the decision of Judge April Woods to dissolve proceedings, Molly Martens, the stepmother of the Jack and Sarah Corbett has lodged a late appeal against the return of the children to Ireland.On Tuesday night last having been awarded guardianship of the two children by Clerk for the Davidson County Superior Court, Tracey and David Lynch went to court on Thursday for what was to be confirmation of the earlier decision.Judge April Woods dissolved the cases of Molly Martens paving the way for Tracey and David to return home to Ireland with the two children of Jason Corbett who was killed in his home on August 2 last.Molly Martens and her father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens are described by police as “persons of interest” in the case as Mr Corbett was killed following a blow to the head in “domestic disturbance”. It later was filed by police as an assault and Mr Martens who alerted the emergency services said he was in an argument with his son in law and hit him with a baseball bat.Leaving court on Thursday, Ms Martens was said to be in floods of tears and in another late development, her legal team filed an appeal on the decision of the court.However, in this tragic twist, the Corbett family were only informed of the development on Friday morning.John Corbett, Jason’s brother, who was speaking on Limerick’s Live95fm, said the decision to appeal is very calculating,“It just shows you the pure callousness and coldness of the Martens family, especially Molly Martens in this desperate attempt to try and prevent my brother’s children to return to their true family because a senior family court judge decided that the long term future and care of Sarah and Jack would be the most beneficial with his true family in Ireland”.He said the latest actions were “cruel”, and that Ms Marten should not have taken it this far.John Corbett claimed that there is only one reason why Molly Martens has lodged the appeal.“The only reason, the whole family feels, that Molly Martens is desperately trying to get custody of my nephew and niece is because there is a possible pending criminal prosecution against her and other members of her family for the murder of my brother.“It’s a very very sinister agenda indeed.”The appeal goes against the comments of the Clerk of the superior court whose decision is below.The Corbett family have now been put on hold again from returning to Ireland to bury their brother and the family are said to be again traumatised on this latest twist. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsLate appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to IrelandBy Staff Reporter – August 21, 2015 1379 Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

The Motet Heats Things Up For A Cold & Snowy Lake Tahoe [Review]

first_imgVeteran Colorado funk outfit The Motet dug Lake Tahoe, NV  locals out of a snow-packed hibernation Friday night with a two-hour set of soulful radiance at the Crystal Bay Casino.Lake Tahoe has been buried under 24 feet of snow this January, a record-breaking snowfall that have kept the powder hounds more than happy on the mountains. But the snow dancing up to this point had mainly been done in the living rooms of happy skiiers and boarders trying to bring more of the white gold to the mountains. That was until The Motet’s Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Gabe Mervine (trumpet) and Drew Sayers (sax) came to north shore and packed the newly renovated Crown Room in the Crystal Bay Casino close to its 750-person capacity and threw the year’s best apres ski party so far.The Denver-based septet enjoyed a successful 2016 with the release of its spectacular studio album Totem and a continuous tour schedule that brought them back to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre and at festivals like Summer Camp and High Sierra. The band has also continued to solidify its sound behind new vocalist Lyle Divinsky, whose gargantuan pipes and powder-keg personality on stage has brought a new energy to the long-running outfit. The band had recently disembarked from Jam Cruise 15 the previous week and was using Lake Tahoe as the launch point to continue the party on the west coast.Man, what a party it was. The band started with the instrumental “Just Around The Corner” that Porter funked up with some quacks from his clavinet. Then Divinsky hit the stage like a firework and the energy of the place blew up on the soul-charging “So High” off of Totem, with Divinsky using the crowd’s energy to propel him higher into the stratosphere. They then quickly shifted gears into the tastefully sugary “Ain’t No Way” that rode Garrett Sayers’ buoyant bassline as Gabe Mervine’s trumpet and Drew Sayers’ saxophone shone through in bright solos. Divinsky bounced all over the stage belting his lines and dancing in feverish joy. He was in a dripping sweat two songs in and there was still a whole hour-and-a-half plus show left to pour himself into. Might as well have been four hours because it didn’t seem to phase the energized lead singer.Bottom line, Divinsky was a revelation up there on stage. I’ve never seen someone work so hard singing, dancing and playing to the crowd with such a large smile on his face. His voice had a powerful, soulful strength to it that could either flatten you out or raise you off your feet depending on what he wanted to do. He whipped hundreds into a frenzy on the furious “The Truth” and then got the whole crowd to slow it down and drop it down on the salacious rhythm of “Back it Up.” He was bursting with pleasant effervescence and it had an infectious effect on the crowd, who tried to get on his level the all night, though no one could match his two-hour soul workout in terms of length and intensity. But everyone sure had fun trying.The rest of The Motet was picking up what Divinsky was laying down and were the heart to the singer’s soul. Dave Watts is the only founding member still in the band and under his leadership and direction the band has morphed from an Afro-Cuban influence to a more classically soulful sound that draws on R&B and pop sensibilities in the vein of Rufus or The Staple Singers. All facets of the band’s playing were on display Friday night. “The Fountain” was a sulty funk number full of sensual mojo from Sayers’ low string, while “Rippin Herb” was a dexterous melody built on Watts’ vacuum tight drumming and dazzlings bursts of the horns and clavinet. The most rewarding musical journey was a transcendent space jam Watts and company rode out on the back of a riveting “Like We Own It,” one that saw the band ride an interstellar groove through atmospheric solos and from Porter’s keyboards and Jalbert’s guitar.At one point in the night after another lights out performance that left him reaching for a towel, Divinsky looked out at the sweaty chaos he helped created and gasped into the microphone with a heart full of joy, “You’re down for whatever the fuck, and I love you.” The feeling was mutual from the hundreds of faces smiling back at him.For fans of The Motet, you can catch them at the 2nd annual Fool’s Paradise March 31& April 1 in St. Augustine alongside Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Floozies, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large. Head here for more information.last_img read more

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Begins Imagining Off-Broadway

first_img Part concert and part biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion explores the life and talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The show will weave together Lennon’s story with 31 songs, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” “All You Need is Love,” “Come Together,” “Help,” “Working Class Hero,” “Mother” and “Jealous Guy.” Opening night is set for October 15. Lennon: Through a Glass Onion Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 11, 2015 View Comments Related Shows You say you want a revolution? Head off-Broadway to the Union Square Theatre to see Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, which begins previews on October 3. The show, created and performed by John R. Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta, has previously played at the Sydney Opera House and in the West End. The limited engagement will run through February 22, 2015.last_img read more