Northern Wisconsin teen charged with killing her mother, stepfather
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.