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

Sixth-ranked USC downs St. Mary’s in home contest

first_imgThe sun never stopped shining at Marks Stadium yesterday afternoon, allowing the USC women’s tennis team to pick up its fourth consecutive victory. The No. 6 Women of Troy (7-2, 0-0) avoided the threat of rain and defeated St. Mary’s 6-1 behind dominant efforts in singles and doubles action.Second chance · Junior Sabrina Santamaria, the 17th-ranked singles player in the nation, defeated No. 6 Jenny Julien of St. Mary’s yesterday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanStarting off the day was the 19th-ranked doubles team of senior Kaitlyn Christian and junior Sabrina Santamaria, who finished off the Gaels’ Jenny Jullien and Catherine Leduc by a score of 8-0. Freshman Zoë Katz and senior Brynn Boren, ranked No. 8 nationally, secured the doubles point for USC shortly after, defeating Parminder Kaur and Danielle Flores 8-2. It has been all good news recently for Katz, who was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after clinching victories over San Diego State and No. 4 California in her previous two outings. Seemingly on their way to a doubles victory for USC was the remaining team of juniors Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis, whose match was suspended at 6-2. Olmos and Scandalis are ranked sixth in the nation.The singles portion of the match seemed to move just as quickly, with the Women of Troy claiming the three wins they needed for victory in quick succession. Sophomore southpaw Ellie Yates got things started with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jade Frampton. Not far behind was Christian, who took down Leduc 6-1, 6-0. Olmos, the nation’s 65th-ranked singles player, then picked up her team’s fourth and final necessary point with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kaur.Still left to play individually were the Women of Troy’s top-three seeded singles players: Santamaria, Boren and Scandalis. Seventeenth-ranked Santamaria scored an impressive 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 6 Julien, while No. 30 Scandalis picked up a dramatic 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 over No. 69 Jamie Pawid. USC’s only individual loss of the day came from Boren, who fell to Flores 6-4, 7-6.Though she has lost her last two singles matches, Boren’s performance yeterday was a promising sign. The ITA All-American transfer from Tennessee struggled with injury throughout last summer and missed several matches earlier this season. Playing in the competitive No. 2 slot, the Laguna Niguel, Calif. native has shown steady improvement in her matches over the past few weeks.Yesterday marked USC’s second win over St. Mary’s this year; the two squads first met in the championship of ITA Kick-Off Weekend last month. Last time, the Women of Troy completed a 4-0 sweep. This victory was especially sweet for Santamaria, who got another crack at defeating Julien after the pair’s previous match was suspended. In January, the two appeared to be heading into a third, deciding set when the match was called after a USC victory.The Women of Troy will now travel to the Lone Star state to take on No. 26 Texas on Sunday before returning to Los Angeles for a huge home showdown with No. 2 UCLA next Friday.The Bruins boast two of the nation’s top 10 singles players in No. 3 Robin Anderson and No. 9 Chanelle Van Nguyen, along with the top-ranked doubles team of Anderson and Jennifer Brady. The Women of Troy will attempt to avoid the fate of their male counterparts, who fell to the Bruins 5-2 last Tuesday.last_img read more

Klopp ‘respects’ FA Cup but health of Liverpool stars comes first

first_imgKlopp worriedLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp insists he respects the FA Cup but that won’t stop Liverpool’s manager prioritising his fatigued players’ health in Sunday’s FA Cup derby clash against Everton.Naby Keita became the latest addition to Liverpool’s growing injury list when he pick up a groin problem before the runaway leaders’ 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League on Thursday.With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and forward Rhian Brewster all out, Klopp finds himself down to just 12 fit senior outfield players, plus new signing Takumi Minamino and a number of youth team members.A third round Merseyside derby at Anfield would traditionally see seven-time FA Cup winners Liverpool field a full-strength team.But regardless of the FA Cup’s place in Liverpool’s storied history, Klopp, who has yet to win the competition, hinted he would be forced to rest several stars after a frantic festive period that included six games in 16 days.“We respect them and we respect the competition, respect what the people want us to achieve – that’s a very important part of it – but I cannot do things because of the name of the opponent,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.“People have told me already a couple of times I wouldn’t respect the cup competitions but that is not true.“But my first job is to respect the players, my absolutely number one job. I see them every day, every second, I see them all the time and I have to make a decision is it allowed to bring them again or not?“I am usually not emotional, I try to make decisions because of situations and not because of the opponent.”– Everton opportunity? –Liverpool beat Everton 5-2 in the league at Anfield a month ago but that was the final game of Marco Silva’s reign. Klopp expects a much sterner test this time, especially as new Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is the only boss to beat Liverpool this season while the Italian was in charge of Napoli.“I heard a little bit of what Carlo said this morning and they are obviously on fire and we have to make sure we are ready for that,” Klopp said.“We need the crowd because that’s the only advantage we have: it is just two teams who play each other, two teams from the same city.”Everton, who suffered their first defeat under Ancelotti at the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 1999.Ancelotti, an FA Cup winner with Chelsea in 2010, on Friday urged his players to seize a “fantastic opportunity” in the tie.“It is a fantastic challenge but also a fantastic opportunity,” Ancelotti said.“We are going to play against the best team in this moment, they are world champions so congratulations to them, but this is a fantastic challenge for us.”Ancelotti guided Napoli to a 2-0 Champions League victory over Liverpool in September and took a point from a 1-1 draw at Anfield in November before he was sacked.Asked the secret to beating Klopp, the 60-year-old offered a shrug and a smile. “Score more goals,” he said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Should Puerto Rico Have a Path to Statehood?

first_imgLegislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would place the question of statehood for Puerto Rico in front of voters for the third time since 2012.The last two states admitted to the union were Alaska and Hawaii, and supporters of this bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood.There is some bipartisan support for this legislation that would put a federally-authorized referendum on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot in Puerto Rico. Approval by voters would lead to a presidential proclamation within 30 months, making Puerto Rico the 51st state.Should the island nation become our 51st state and why?last_img

FSU Fires Football Coach Willie Taggart After Loss to Hurricanes

first_imgFSU has fired head football coach Willie Taggart, following Saturday’s 27-10 loss to the Miami Hurricanes.Taggart went 9-12 across two seasons at Florida State.School officials say Odell Haggins will take over as interim coach while a national search plays out for a permanent replacement.The Seminoles are 4-5 on the season.This is a developing storylast_img

Several hospitalized after being injected with insulin instead of the flu shot

first_imgTen people are recovering after they were accidentally injected with insulin instead of the flu shot.The incident was reported at care facility for intellectually and developmentally disabled people in Oklahoma on Wednesday.Authorities are reporting that the Jacquelyn House contracted a pharmacist to administer the flu shot to patients and employees but somehow the pharmacist administered insulin to some of the patients instead of the flu shot.Witnesses told reporters that those who were injected with insulin all had severe reactions to the medication which ranged from extreme pain to unresponsiveness.All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can’t communicate what they need,” police Chief Tracy Roles said during a press conference.She also credited EMS officials for their ability to identify those in need of help as many of the patients are nonverbal and did not have the ability to explain their symptoms.“I give a lot of praise to the fire and EMS staff for doing an outstanding job of identifying the problem,” Roles said.As of Thursday, several of the patients remained in the hospital as medical personnel work to remove the long-acting insulin from their systems.It was also reported that authorities are still investigating how the incident may have occurred.last_img read more