LEXINGTON — The wife and father-in-law of a man beaten to death in 2015 at the couple's North Carolina home are in court to face murder charges.
Local media outlets report the trial of 33-year-old Molly Corbett and her father, 67-year-old retired FBI agent Thomas Martens, begins Monday in Davidson County. Both are charged in the August 2015 death of Jason Corbett, a native of Ireland.
Molly Corbett and her father have argued self-defense, saying Martens hit Jason Corbett on the head with a baseball bat because he was choking his daughter.
Court documents show Jason Corbett was planning to return to Ireland with his two children from a previous marriage.
The couple met in 2008 when Molly Corbett moved to Ireland. They married and moved to North Carolina in 2011.