US prosecutors have offered a plea bargain deal to Molly and Tom Martens over the killing of Jason Corbett.
39-year-old father of two Jason Corbett was beaten to death in the bedroom of his North Carolina home in August 2015.
His wife Molly Martens and her father Tom, a former FBI agent, were found guilty of second-degree murder in 2017.
They had served almost four years of a 20 to 25-year jail term when the Supreme Court quashed the convictions over evidential issues.
US prosecutors have now offered a plea bargain deal to Molly and Tom Martens, meaning they won’t face a second trial if they accept the deal.
The Corbett family say they are devastated by the decision.
They said: "Our family has had to fight a constant battle for justice for Jason.
"The evidence still sits in police evidence bags, and would only require a retesting of those blood samples to allow this evidence to be used in a retrial.
"It is inexplicable to our family that [the] District Attorney [...] has chosen not to do this and not to proceed with a retrial."