Limerick man killed in domestic dispute in North Carolina

County Sheriff’s office received emergency call following alleged assault at house

Jason Corbett (inset) and a general view of Panther Creek Court, Wallburg  on Google Street.

Jason Corbett (inset) and a general view of Panther Creek Court, Wallburg on Google Street.

 

Police in the US are continuing their investigation into the death of a Limerick man who was killed in a suspected domestic disturbance at his home in North Carolina.

Jason Corbett (39), who is originally from the Janesboro area of Limerick city, was found at Panther Creek Court in Wallburg with fatal head injuries early on Sunday morning.

The father of two children, Jack (8) and Sarah (10), moved to America four years ago after his first wife Mags Corbett died following an asthma attack in 2006.

Its understood Mr Corbett was living in North Carolina with his new partner who is American and who previously worked as a child minder.

Reports indicate that shortly after 3am on Sunday, the County Sherrif’s house received an emergency call regarding an alleged assault at a house in Panther Creek Court.

Upon arrival, police found Mr Corbett inside the house, unconscious and unresponsive having suffered head injuries.

Emergency medical treatment was given at the scene but Mr Corbett subsequently died.

During the investigation, deputies determined that Mr Corbett sustained his injuries during a domestic disturbance.

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said detectives were following a definite line of inquiry.

“There are persons of interest within the family,” Sheriff Grice said in a statement. “We are currently still investigating and waiting for autopsy results.”

No arrests have been made but investigators say that they are not looking for anyone outside the home.

It is understood an item which is believed to have been used to inflict the fatal head injury was found at the scene.

Mr Corbett, who has a twin brother living in Limerick, is also a brother of well-known Limerick community activist Tracey Lynch, the chief executive of Tait House in Southill.

“We’re absolutely devastated. He was a really loving brother,” said Ms Lynch. “He was caring and good fun to be around, a terrific man and a great dad to his kids. He was devoted to them.”