A North Carolina model and her former FBI agent father have entered pleas in the beating death of her Irish businessman husband after claiming self-defense in the killing.

On Monday, Molly Corbett pleaded no contest, and her father Thomas Martens pleaded guilty to the August 2015 killing of Jason Corbett, whose body was found in the couple’s golf course community home in Davidson County.

Their attorneys claim the two were acting in self-defense and feared for their lives in a struggle with the Ireland native, The Associated Press reported. Molly Corbett alleges that her husband was choking her when her father walked into the room and the deadly confrontation began, per local outlet WXII.