Former FBI Agent And His Daughter Found Guilty Of Murdering Her Husband With Baseball Bat

He was in the FBI for over 30 years.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A former FBI agent and his daughter were found guilty of killing the daughter's husband in North Carolina.

According to ABC News, 67-year-old Thomas Martens, a veteran with the FBI for over 30 years, and 33-year-old Molly Corbett were found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Jason Corbett yesterday.

On Aug. 2, 2015, Martens and Molly Corbett claim that the husband allegedly attacked his wife. In a 911 call, Martens tells the operator that he hit his son-in-law "in the head with a baseball bat." 

"He was choking my daughter. He said, 'I'm going to kill her.' He's bleeding all over and I may have killed him."

Martens and his daughter, whom the Daily Mail says is a former model, claimed they were acting out in self-defense but the prosecution argued that neither had injuries to support that. Jason Corbett also had hair and blood evidence that pointed to a struggle. 

The jury in its decision sided with the prosecution and believed that the father and daughter acted out of malicious intent. 

Both received the same sentence of a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of 25 years.

[Photo: Davidson County Sheriff]

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