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Back now with that ABC news exclusive. The first interview with the former FBI agent, and his daughter convicted of murder who say they had no choice but to defend themselves from her husband. The two now facing up to 25 years behind bars and ABC’s Linzie Janis is here with the story. Good morning, Linzie. Reporter: Good morning, Molly martens Corbett and her Irish husband Jason seemed to have it all. But she says it was all a facade. One that was totally shattered one weekend when her father visited the house and discovered her husband choking her. It was a shocking verdict. A former FBI agent and his daughter convicted of second degree murder for killing her husband, 39-year-old Jason Corbett. This morning, both facing 20 to 25 years in prison. My son-in-law got in a fight with my daughter. I may have killed him. Reporter: Before the trial I spoke exclusively with Molly martens Corbett and her father Tom about what they say happened in the early hours of August 2nd, 2015. Molly says it all began when Jason’s 8-year-old daughter Sarah woke up allegedly sending him into a rage. I said she’s just 8. She had a nightmare. I should be allowed to go upstairs and comfort our daughter and he forgot my parents were there. Reporter: Molly who met Jason when she became his au pair says knowing her parents in the house gave her more courage to stand up to him supply don’t know what precisely woke me up. But what I heard were loud voices and I — like thumping. Something bad was going on. So I grabbed that little league baseball bat and I ran upstairs. Were you yelling at him? Were you screaming — No, I wasn’t yelling. No, he wanted to shut me up so he covered my mouth and started choking me but at some point when he stopped I screamed and then he started again and the next thing, the next thing I remember is my dad standing in the doorway. What did you see? It’s awful. He has his hands around her neck and I said let her go. And he said I’m going to kill her. And my thought was if he gets into the bathroom, if he gets that door between me and him she’s dead and there’s nothing I can do about it and so I reached around and I hit him in the back of the head with the baseball bat. Reporter: Tom says he hit him in the back of the head but it didn’t stop Jason dragging Molly toward the bathroom. I’m in the bathroom with him and I hit him again, I mean I have room now and I hit him hard on the…

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