Ashlee A. Martinson, a teenage horror blogger who went by the
nickname ‘Vampchick’ online was sentenced to 23 years in prison plus 17
years on extended supervision for the murder of her mom and stepfather
The 18 year old committed the murders in March
2015 before locking her sisters in a room with food and juice and
fleeing the state of Wisconsin with her boyfriend.
her Friday, the judge said he appreciated that she had been abused by
her stepfather, but that she should have found ‘the internal strength’
not to turn to murder.
On March 8, 2015, Martinson shot her
stepfather Thomas Ayers, 37, twice with a shotgun and stabbed her
mother, 40-year-old Jennifer Ayers, 30 times with a knife.
County District Attorney Michael Schiek wanted the Rhinelander girl to
be given the maximum sentence of 40 years; her lawyers wanted eight. She
ultimately took a plea deal.
Speaking at the end of a
day-long hearing, Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom said that
although Martinson had received abuse from multiple people, including
her stepfather, she made the decision to kill him and her mother.
said he didn’t believe that she was in danger of death when the murders
occurred, and that despite a lack of support from those around her, she
should have found the ‘inner strength’ not to kill.