Extension granted in Martinson case
A status conference for Ashlee Martinson, the 17-year-old accused of killing her mother and stepfather in March of 2015, was held this morning in Oneida County Branch II Courtroom.
Martinson had previously entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, and the case has been waiting on the results of a formal psychiatric evaluation by Brad Smith, M.D., of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI.
Smith is the medical director of adult eating disorder services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, but also holds a specialty in forensic psychiatry and diagnosis of multiple mental health diseases, previously working as the forensic clinical director at Mendota Mental Health Institute, according to the Rogers Memorial Hospital website.
Defense attorneys for Martinson, Amy Ferguson and Thomas Wilmouth, argued that due to “the complexity of the case and volume of materials,” further action should be put on hold until a thorough evaluation can be completed.
The case has been set back until at least December, with a status conference set for Dec. 11.