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Crime scene analysis expert disputes claim that Ashley Fallis committed suicide

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GREELEY, Colo. -- The crime scene analysis is key in the Ashley Fallis death case. Fallis died of a gunshot wound on New Year's Day 2012 inside her home in Evans.

The initial investigation led police to conclude that she committed suicide. But a FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers investigation later uncovered new evidence.

RELATED: Full coverage of the Ashley Fallis case

Her husband, Tom Fallis, a former Weld County sheriff's jail deputy, was indicted for her death and he is on trial for the murder of his wife. Jurors have heard two different explanations for what happened to Ashley.

Tom Fallis claims he was across the room when the gun went off. Last week, an expert in the initial investigation said the evidence supports that.

But Monday, a second expert told jurors the physical evidence shows Fallis was touching his wife when the gun was fired.


Also Monday, Ashley Fallis' psychiatrist said he was treating her for panic attacks but testified she was not suicidal.

The trial continues Tuesday.