Molly Martens, the wife and convicted killer of Irish businessman Jason Corbett, is set to receive €147,000 ($172,000) from the sale of his American home.
Martens is currently serving a 20 to 25-year sentence for the second-degree murder of her husband in their North Carolina home on August 2nd, 2015.
Martens (34) and her retired FBI agent father Tom (68) were convicted of killing the Limerick man with a concrete paving brick and a metal baseball bat as he lay sedated.
According to Ralph Riegel's exclusive in the Sunday Independent, Martens will now receive half of the money made from the sale of the couple's five bedroom home.
The journalist reveals that the substantial home was recently sold for $345,900 (€294,000).
Under US law, half the amount will be pocketed by Martens, and the other half will go to Mr. Corbett's estate for his two children (by his first wife.)
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The couple lived at a large property in the gated community of Panther Creek Court. According to Corbett's sister, Tracy Corbett Lynch, neighbors had been tending to the large lawn area over the last few years as the house struggled to attract a buyer.
Corbett Lynch has also written a book on her family's struggle for justice, aided by crime correspondent Riegel.
According to Riegel, Martens' share of the house sale will likely be sunk into her colossal legal bills.
The publication outlines that the Tennessee native has mounted a full defense of the second degree murder charge - and is now engaged in twin appeals, both of which are due to come before the North Carolina Court of Appeal.
However, because of her murder conviction, the former nanny will not benefit from a $600,000 (€510,000) life insurance policy taken out by her husband.
Allegedly, the policy had been "inexplicably changed in the months before Mr Corbett's death to remove his children as beneficiaries and ensure that only Martens was listed to benefit."