Molly Martens Corbett says husband was controlling, possessive: Part 1 Video

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Hey, Molly. Reporter: Tonight in a 20/20 exclusive you’ll hear for from the only people who really know what happened inside this winston-salem bedroom. Or more precisely, the only two still alive to talk about it. It’s horrible. A man died. It’s horrible. But a man also attacked my daughter. And a man tried to protect his daughter. Molly martens Corbett and her father Tom martens sat down with us pre-trial to tell us their version of events. What do you hope to get across today? The truth. Reporter: Molly and Tom make for a rare pair of murder defendants. She’d never broken the law; while he’d made a career enforcing it working for the FBI for 30 plus years. And yet here they are enmeshed in an international murder mystery. A why dunnit, that’s made news from the mountains of north Carolina. The closing arguments happened — Reporter: To the emerald isle. Tonight’s tale begins in Tennessee, where Molly martens grew up. While Knoxville feels like home today. It is place Molly once ran from after struggles during college. I was planning on being a doctor. But really, for the first time in my life, school was hard. You know, I hadn’t ever really had to study before. So that was a challenge. There were other challenges. Migraines, bouts with depression and general anxiety about her future. Molly kept it all inside. I thought maybe I would just go somewhere, you know, and figure myself out for a while. Reporter: She signs up with a nanny agency and soon receives an inquiry from a man in desperate need. Jason Corbett, who sent me messages requesting that I contact him regarding his children, it was emotional. He had lost his wife. And they were two babies. Reporter: At age 24, the one inspiring doctor throws caution to the wind and takes the job offered by the Irish widower. I arrive in Ireland, and it’s beautiful. Reporter: So Jason’s family say that you guys hit it off ve…

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