Man guilty in Chesapeake double homicide sentenced to 53 years in prison

Posted at 12:14 PM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 12:14:11-05

Chesapeake, Va. – The man who killed his stepfather in a double homicide in Chesapeake back in July of 2013 has been sentenced.

Ryan Martinez entered an Alford Plea back in November for second degree murder and use of a firearm for the death of his step-father, Anthony Barone.

Ryan Martinez

Ryan Martinez

A judge decided on Monday that Martinez will serve a total of 53 years in prison, followed by 12 years of probation. He received 40 years for the second-degree murder charge and three years for the firearm charge. He additionally received 10 years for two counts of Transporting a Dead Body.

Martinez’s mother, Cindy Jensen-Ellett, was also found dead inside the home on Monarch Reach.

Martinez’s girlfriend, Airika Liljegren, was also arrested and charged for Jensen-Ellett’s murder.

Barone was found shot to death underneath a pile of clothes in a closet upstairs. Jensen-Ellet’s body was found wrapped in a blue tarp, hidden behind cardboard boxes in the garage.

Liljegren entered an Alford Plea back in January.

Court documents revealed that Liljegren admitted to police that she stabbed Jensen-Ellett with a filet knife.

She will be sentenced in April.


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