The case of a father and daughter convicted of second-degree murder stands before the North Carolina appeals court and a potential new trial hangs in the balance. In August 2015, former FBI agent Tom Martens and his daughter Molly Corbett admitted killing her Irish-born husband Jason Corbett, insisting they beat him in self-defense with a brick paver and a baseball bat because Jason was choking Molly and threatening to kill her. Prosecutors said Corbett's death was murder. Now, Tracey Lynch is trying to set the record straight on her slain brother. "They claimed it was self-defense," Lynch tells "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher in her first American TV interview. "The Martens didn't just murder Jason," Lynch says. "They tried to destroy his character." "Jason was an amazing human being," Lynch says. Jason Corbett was a 30-year-old father of two in Ireland, who suddenly found himself a widower when his first wife died of an asthma attack. He then decided he needed help with the … [Read more...] about Jason Corbett case: Woman fights for her brother’s honor after brutal Davidson County, N.C. murder
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Alexandra Ma, provided by Published 5:38 am PDT, Thursday, March 28, 2019 File---Picture taken Sept.12, 2017 shows an aircraft of Icelandic airline WOW that is parked at the airport in Schoenfeld, Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP) File---Picture taken Sept.12, 2017 shows an aircraft of Icelandic airline WOW that is parked at the airport in Schoenfeld, Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP) Photo: Patrick Pleul, AP Photo: Patrick Pleul, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 File---Picture taken Sept.12, 2017 shows an aircraft of Icelandic airline WOW that is parked at the airport in Schoenfeld, Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP) File---Picture taken Sept.12, 2017 shows an aircraft of Icelandic airline WOW that is parked at the airport in Schoenfeld, Germany. (Patrick … [Read more...] about Hundreds of people are stranded and freaking out after Wow Air collapsed
Video PUBLISHED: 09:54 27 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:54 27 January 2019 Simon Parkin Tom Stevenson and Amy on their wedding day last September after Tom finsihed treatment following his second cancer diagnosis. Picture: Tom Stevenson/CLIC Sargent Archant A Norfolk man who fought off cancer as a toddler has spoken about how the disease returned 20 years later just two months after he had proposed to his girlfriend. Tom Stevenson, 24, from Wymondham, who sharing his experiences as the face of a World Cancer Day campaign for the charity CLIC Sargent, was just three years old when he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1997.He said: “I can’t really remember much of my first tumour. Mum and dad took me to all sorts of specialists, and then at some point, they scanned my head and found a tumour which stretched from the back of left eye to the bottom of my brain stem.“I had an operation, which the doctors said there was a 50/50 … [Read more...] about ‘My second cancer fight after 20 years
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?