Teenage son of murdered Irishman Jason Corbett posts moving Christmas song tribute to his late father
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Teenage son of murdered Irishman Jason Corbett posts moving Christmas song tribute to his late father

THE son of an Irishman murdered by his wife and father-in-law in the United States has posted a touching tribute to his late father.

Jack Corbett, 14, shared a cover of the song Dancing In The Sky on YouTube as a Christmas homage to his dad Jason Corbett, as well as his late mother Margaret 'Mags' Fitzpatrick.

The Limerick schoolboy was aged just two when his mother died from an asthma attack in 2006, before his father was brutally murdered when he was 11 in 2015.

Jason Corbett's second wife Molly Martens, and her ex-FBI agent father, Tom Martens, murdered the Irishman as he slept in bed at his luxury home in Panther Creek Court, North Carolina in August 2015.

The pair were sentenced to 20-25 years in prison after being convicted of second degree murder last year.

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Jason's son Jack – a keen amateur singer, musician and rugby player – has been praised for the courage he's shown in the wake of the tragedies.

"This is dedicated to my Mam and Dad, Mags and Jason Corbett, and to anybody out there who has lost a parent," he wrote in a caption along with his moving performance.

Thousands paid tribute to Jack in response to his emotional cover of the Dani and Lizzy Nelson song, with one user writing: “Just simply amazing. Absolutely beautiful. The living image of his Mam.”

Another added: “That voice!!! Absolutely amazing!”

Jason's sister Tracey Lynch – who is the guardian of Jack and his younger sister Sarah – has posted a number of videos of the talented teen performing in recent times.

Writing on Facebook today, she said: "Here is our son dedicating Dancing in the Sky to his Mam and Dad in Heaven.

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Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas were convicted of second degree murder (Image: RTÉ)

"I am so proud of you Jack. We will never forget those we have lost, we don’t want to.

"Along with the greatest sadness of missing them lives a galaxy of gratitude for having shared love with them. Our connections shaped our lives and we will always miss you Jason and Mags."

The Corbett family have long maintained that Jason was killed because he planned to move back to Ireland to be with his two children amid increasing concerns over his second wife's behaviour.

Tenessee native Ms Martens has a history of mental health issues and had been demanding that her husband sign adoption papers so she would have equal custody to Jack and Sarah before killing him, along with her father Tom.

Jason had met the murderess when she travelled to Limerick to work as a nanny/au pair caring for his children a decade ago.

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After becoming homesick and moving back to America, Ms Martens became obsessed with Jason's children and engaged in a custody battle which she eventually lost to Ms Lynch and her husband David.

The killers are currently appealing their sentences.