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Martinson Defense Wants Own Mental Health Exam

Boone County Sheriff's Dept.

A second examination has been ordered for the Rhinelander area teenager accused of killing her parents last March and locking siblings in a room.

17 year old Ashlee Martinson was arrested last March in Indiana and brought back to Oneida county to face two counts of first degree intentional homicide and three counts of false imprisonment. Martinson has entered pleas of Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Disease or Defect to the charges.

A court appointed mental health expert has done an examination with Martinson.

In court Friday, Martinson's attorney Amy Ferguson requested the defense wants to have Martinson examined by their own mental health expert...

"....we would request a time frame of approximately 75 days for the defense consideration of that examination. We had an opportunity to speak with (Judge Michael Bloom's) judicial assistant and found the date of March 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. would work for a status conference..."

Martinson is charged with killing her mother, 40 year old Jennifer Ayers and her husband 37 year old Thomas Ayers in their town of Piehl home on March 7. Authorities allegedly found Martinson's siblings locked in a room at the house where the parents died. She and her boyfriend were later arrested in Indiana and brought back to Oneida county.

She remains jailed on $750,000 cash bond.

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