Molly Marten told by police Jason Corbett’s death was going ‘to be self-defence’

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Molly Marten was told by a female police officer that her assault on husband Jason Corbett would be a case of self-defence.

After her assault on her Limerick husband, she was brought into the police station where an officer explained that there would not be a problem with his death.

During Virgin Media’s documentary ‘The Murder Files: The Killing of Jason Corbett’ unseen footage surrounding his murder were shown.

In one clip after Molly claimed that Jason drunkenly assaulted her, a police officer said: “At this point, after talking to your dad and talking to you, it looks like this is going to be self-defence, okay? I don’t think there is going to be an issue with that.”

Both Molly and her father, a former FBI agent, Tom were seen crying and nodding their heads.

The officer later asked the Martens about the assault and the brick she used to hit Jason, Molly revealed that the weapon was in their bedroom so their children could decorate it.

The never-before-seen footage was released to Virgin Media by the Davidson County Police in North Carolina.

It includes video footage of when Molly was told Jason died from his injuries, with an officer explaining: “You know your husband didn’t survive his injuries.”

Molly responds by nodding and saying: “I didn’t think so.”

Jason met then-nanny Molly in 2007 when he sought help with his children after his wife’s death.

Molly had just left America and had split from her boyfriend Keith Maginn, who was also featured in the documentary.

He says he dated her for a year in 2007 and that “to her credit” she informed him early in their relationship about her bipolar disorder diagnosis.

Molly had told Keith she could no longer work as a nanny because of this but later resumed her job when she was released from a psychiatric hospital.

Keith explained he thought this was just another one of her “crazy ideas”. However, ten days after emigrating to Ireland Molly told him their relationship was over in an email.

Molly and her father Tom are currently waiting for a retrial after they were convicted of second-degree murder in 2017.