|Ashlee Martinson (pictured in court last week), 18, has pleaded guilty in the killings of her mother Jennifer Ayers, 40, and her stepfather Thomas Ayers, 37, in March last year|
A teenage blogger known online as Vampchick has pleaded guilty to stabbing her mother and shooting her stepfather in March last year. Ashlee Martinson, 18, of Piehl, Wisconsin, previously argued insanity but has revised her plea in the death of her mother Jennifer Ayers, 40, and her mother's husband Thomas Ayers, 37.
The blogger, who was 17 at the time of the killings, is now pleading guilty to second-degree homicide. The State of Wisconsin found they were caused 'under the influence of adequate provocation' as Martinson said her stepfather had abused her mentally and verbally, and was physically violent towards Martinson's mother and younger siblings, People wrote.
Martinson (left) locked her three younger siblings in a room when she shot her stepfather and stabbed her mother. She was later arrested after driving to Indiana with her older boyfriend Ryan Sisco, 22 (right)
Experts who interviewed Martinson after the slayings found she had post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after several of her mother's previous boyfriends abused her physically and verbally. One of them burnt her with a cigarette, beat her and raped her when she was nine years old, the new court filings say.
Martinson said she witnessed Ayers physically abuse her mother and her siblings, two stepsisters and a half-sister aged nine, eight and two at the time of the killings. Ayers would push, smack and choke Martinson's mother and hold a gun to her head if he was displeased, the new court records state.
Martinson said she often heard her mother 'screaming and begging for her life'. She went to live with her father in 2013 but moved back with Ayers and her mother after her father slapped, shoved and kicked her on several occasions according to the documents. Her father doesn't speak to her anymore and doesn't intend to get involved in the case, the records state.
|Martinson, pictured in a Facebook short, went by the name Vampchick online and wrote poetry that talked about killing people with knives|
Two of Martinson's siblings told officers Ayers would hit them with a belt so hard it almost caused blisters on their buttocks. They said he once choked one of the family's dogs and threw it against a wall before shooting it and feeding it to a bear, People reported. Martinson said Ayers sometimes killed baby animals in front of her and her siblings, telling them to watch the reaction of the animals' parents.
Two of the younger children told police their mother sometimes hit them with a belt as well. One of them said she took care of her younger sister, regularly feeding her, bathing her and changing her diapers, as her mother didn't do it. Martinson said Ayers, who has a criminal record with a history of domestic battery, assault, menacing and kidnapping, didn't abuse her physically or sexually.
But she said he had her under strict house rules that amounted to mental and verbal abuse, People reported. Martinson says Ayers made her get up at 4am during the week and at 6am on weekends and gave her a list of chores, confiscated the money she earned at her job and only allowed her to go out once a week.
|The State of Wisconsin found that Martinsons, pictured made a previous plea via video link from jail with her lawyer, killed her stepfather and mother 'under the influence of adequate provocation'|
According to court records, he called her an 'ignorant b***h* and said she would 'fail in life and amount to nothing' a few days before the killings. Ayers, a hunter, kept an arsenal of easily accessible guns and ammunition even though he was legally prohibited from possessing them, police said.
Teenager Admits Stabbing Her Mother To Death and Shooting Dead Her Abusive Stepfather Who 'Killed Baby Animals' In Front Of Her