Martinson’s extradition hearing date pushed back
The 17-year old Rhinelander High School student who allegedly stabbed to death her mother, and shot and killed her step-father has had her extradition hearing pushed back. Martinson’s local defense attorney in Boone County, Indiana, where she was apprehended last month, filed a motion April 1 seeking a continuance to move back the date of Martinson’s extradition hearing. Originally scheduled for April 8, she will now appear in court April 16.
At that hearing, Martinson can accept the governor’s warrant agreeing to willingly return to Wisconsin. If she does not accept the warrant, her attorney would have to file a challenge. At the next hearing, she would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt one of the following: she was not in Wisconsin at the time of the crime, she is not the person referred to in the Governor’s warrant, or there are defects in the Governor’s warrant. Upon completion of the court process in Indiana, if she accepts the Governor’s warrant or she does not prove any of the criteria above, the Judge will order her held for the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and she will have to be transported back to Oneida County within 30 days.
On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:43 a.m., the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a minor female child reporting an emergency at 1625 County Highway C in the Town of Piehl. Upon the arrival of officers, they discovered one deceased male, later identified as Thomas Ayers, 37, and a deceased female identified as Jennifer Ayers, 40. Both appeared to have died as a result of an apparent homicide. Also located in the house were three minor children including the child that made the 911 call. The children are currently in the care and custody of Oneida County Social Services.