Northern Wisconsin teen charged with killing her mother, stepfather

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RHINELANDER  (AP) — A northern Wisconsin teenager is charged with killing her mother and stepfather and holding the couple’s three younger children against their will.

A criminal complaint filed in Oneida County charges 17-year-old Ashlee Martinson with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of false imprisonment.

The complaint says the oldest of the three younger children, a 9-year-old girl, told detectives Martinson had killed the couple — Thomas and Jennifer Ayers. The girl told investigators she heard two gunshots in their home Sunday morning and saw Martinson fighting with her mother.

She told investigators Martinson later placed her and her two sisters, ages 2 and 8, in a room and tied the door shut.

Martinson and a 22-year-old man were later arrested in Boone County, Indiana, where they remained in jail Tuesday.


  • Richard Symonowicz

    I wonder what would make this girl kill her Parent`s ?? But then at 17 there mind`s of hate are high in life or not understanding Adult`s which in this case they go off the deep end. At least she did not kill her sister`s which could of been more heart breaking.

  • crockett3663

    I’d bet a year’s salary that she started dating this older guy against her parent’s wishes, or that she met him online and he convinced her to get away from her family, and when her parents fought her on it she went off the deep end went to the extreme. Thank goodness she spared the lives of her younger siblings, although now those survivors have virtually no family left. A sad, tragic situation. I hope if they find her to be mentally stable that they throw the book at her and lock her away for life.

  • beavis and butthead

    black lady chest bumps elderly white lady = hundreds of comments and insults. White girl kills parents = 2 comments wow racist much??

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