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Body of Irish Man Killed in U.S. to Arrive Home Tomorrow


The body of a Limerick man who was killed in the U.S. is to arrive home in Ireland tomorrow.

A flight carrying Jason Corbett’s body will leave North Carolina this evening and is due to land in Ireland on Wednesday.

Mr. Corbett’s arrival home has been financially aided by the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

The charity, eponymously named the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, was established by the parents of a young man from Co. Down who was killed in a hit and run in New York two years ago. It’s aim is to financially aid the transit home of those who have been tragically killed abroad.

Mr. Corbett (39) from Janesboro, Limerick City, was found dead at his home in Wallburg, North Carolina, on August 3rd.

Davidson County Sheriffs Department were responding to a domestic disturbance when they found Mr. Corbett with serious head injuries. Though he was treated at the scene, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Mr. Corbett had moved to the U.S. after the death of his first wife, Mags. He remarried a local woman, Molly Martens, who he lived with in North Carolina.

Though no arrests have been made, the Sheriffs Department have stated that no one from “outside the home is being sought in this case”.

His two children, Sarah (10) and Jack (8) have remained in the care of social services since the death of their father. Three family members have travelled to the U.S. in an attempt to gain custody of the children, and a court hearing will be held this Friday on the matter.

Though funeral arrangements have yet to be announced it is understood that it will be postponed until his children arrive home


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