The sister of an Irish businessman who was murdered in Winston-Salem, N.C., speaks out to defend his honor in an encore of 48 HOURS: “In Jason’s Name,” to be broadcast Saturday, August 17 (9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Jason Corbett was beaten to death with a brick paver and a baseball bat in 2015 by his American au-pair-turned-wife, Molly Corbett, and her father, former FBI agent Tom Martens. Corbett and Martens maintained they killed Jason Corbett in self-defense after he tried to strangle Molly. They claimed he was abusive to Molly for years and he had been threatening to kill Molly the night he died. Prosecutors said Corbett’s death was murder. Tracey Lynch is trying to set the record straight on her slain brother telling 48 HOURS the Martens “tried to destroy his character.” Was it self-defense or murder?
Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS investigate the death of a decorated Marine colonel in Iraq and his wife’s decade-long quest to get it labeled a homicide in an encore of “Widow’s War” to be broadcast Saturday, August 17 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. In July 2008, Colonel Michael Stahlman was found in his quarters in Iraq with a gunshot wound to his head. He died about two months later in the hospital. The military’s medical examiner called it a suicide. But his wife, Kim, and daughter, MacKenna, have maintained for a decade that the man they loved would never have killed himself. “Widow’s War” is the emotional story of a family’s quest to change the medical examiner’s finding in a way they say reflects the truth – and protects the legacy of a Marine and father of two, who they say gave everything to his country. It is also a case that tests convincing and competing forensic theories. Did Stahlman take his own life, or did someone want him dead?