CO judge says he doesn’t have jurisdiction over murder suspect Fallis’ children

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GREELEY, Colo. -- A Weld County Judge held an emergency hearing and ruled Tuesday night where the children of Tom and Ashley Fallis would be staying.

Tom Fallis was arrested Tuesday morning in Bloomington, Indiana. He has been indicted in the murder of his wife, Ashley. She died in a shooting almost three years ago.

For now, the children are in the custody of suspect Tom Fallis' mother. But the parents of his dead wife, Ashley Fallis, have vowed to continue their fight to get temporary custody of the children.

The Weld County judge found Wednesday that he does not have jurisdiction over the children, since they currently live in another state. The judge still has a pending case involving grandparents' rights. The judge suspended the maternal grandparents' rights after Tom Fallis filed  a motion accusing the them of being unfit.

To fight this, Ashley Fallis’ mother, Jenna Fox, said the Weld County judge required them to hire a special third party to evaluate whether they were fit to be grandparents. They did that, and the report found that they were fit to take the children.

The case is set for hearing on December 2.


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