Intentional, But Not Premeditated


Molly Martens (top) and her father Thomas Martens (above)

This afternoon.

Thomas Martens and Molly Martens-Corbett have been found guilty of the second-degree murder of Limerick man Jason Corbett.

Both families and Martens-Corbett quietly sobbed as the verdict was announced.

Martens remained expressionless as he exited the courtroom in handcuffs.

The pair were remanded during a 15-minute recess immediately following the verdict.

Those in the court room were cautioned prior to the verdict not to disrupt proceedings.

As Martens-Corbett was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, she quietly managed to say through tears, “I’m sorry, Mom.”

Second-degree murder is defined as an intentional killing that was not premeditated.

Father, daughter guilty of second-degree murder of Jason Corbett (RTÉ)

54 thoughts on “Intentional, But Not Premeditated

  1. Dhaughton99

    What’s the Indo going to do for stories now? I suppose they still have Liveline calls to rip off.

  2. Janet, I ate my avatar

    loads of my American clients have started sending emails with sign offs like
    ” blessings ”
    or ” with our prayers”
    what’s happening over there ?

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        yep !
        usually right after an email being totally unreasonable
        it’s like getting abuse mail signed off with
        I love you or something
        weirds me out

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            yes it’s rose wine and pétanques time
            I’m the only fool rattling around here

          2. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I have moved on to other pastures green
            read in ominous biblical tones ( but breathy at the same time )

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Wha’? Isn’t that what everyone says? Though I prefer to say “AH FUPP OFF”.

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          I say
          “à tes souhaits”

          may all your wishes come true
          and then swallow the little taste of sick in my mouth

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            To your sweats, hah?
            I think you’re only supposed to say “Bless you!” after they’ve sneezed twice, though. I don’t know where that nugget of information came from.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Jaykers tonight.
            You’re getting some skewed version of Ireland on this site. HA! Coolio.

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I like to think this keeps me realistically up to speed
            thanks u guys

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      You missed all the fun.

      I’d say they’re all in moderation. Memes finally has some company.

      1. bertie blenkinsop

        There’s no consistency in what’s moderated and what’s fair game, but sure feck it :)

        1. Luke Warm

          You can say you like young women now and again
          But not refer to a specific one
          That’s what I learned

          1. Tony

            They dont like when you say you want to have sex with a person in a picture they put up. And they don’t let you disrespect the families of murder victims or whatever. Snowflakes hah?

          2. Tony

            A murdered salmon that you wanted to have sex with probably. I know your dirty form you bleedin trouser rubber

          3. Rob_G

            @ Tony

            Interesting conundrum… I mean, is it still objectionable to objectify a woman if she is a murderer? Definite grey area.

  3. anne

    Justice for the family at last.

    I imagine the 2 Martens sitting in a jail cell at this very minute.. knowing they’re facing 20 to 25 years behind bars.
    Not enough of a price to pay really considering.

  4. Kennysmells

    Serious court case here and all bar justsayin and Anne spewing rubbish; yous should be ashamed; Thanks be to God for the families involved that this has gone for now; Hope all can move on

    1. Tabloid Rag

      Good job, I’d say Molly Martens will have her sentence substantially reduced on appeal, not Dad though

  5. Kenny U-Vox Plank


    1. Set up a search on Twitter: “Just commented on @thejournal_ie: Guilty: ”
    2. Get popcorn
    3. Place bet on on level of stupidity and hate…

  6. Charger Salmons

    I’m new to this.
    An entire nation and its news-gathering services including the national broadcaster has been transfixed by a murder trial that wouldn’t even rate the front page on the Des Moines Bugle ?
    Best Little Country To Have An Inferiority Complex In.

    1. Topsy

      That’s because you Yankies have a homicide rate many times that of this little country. You’re used to the daily boredom of Yankies slaughtering one another. We’re not such a murderous people. So be proud.

  7. dave g k

    Anyone else see the parallels between this and Meet the Parents/Fockers?

    Obviously neither scenario is in the least bit funny, but the whole Thomas Martens/Jack Byrnes (Robert de Niro) ex-FBI/CIA thing is uncanny.

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