Investigation: The death of Ashley Fallis

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It was New Year’s Day 2012 when Ashley Fallis died of a gunshot wound. A few days later, the Evans Police Department ruled her death a suicide.

In April of 2014, FOX31 Denver presented new evidence to Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, prompting him to reopen the death investigation and turn it over to an independent police agency.

It took months, but last month, a Weld County grand jury indicted Fallis for second-degree murder.

Fallis will face a Weld County judge, who is expected to alter his bond from $200,000 to a no-hold bond, a requirement in domestic violence cases to protect family members.

“We have no idea what kind of information Tom Fallis has fed them,” attorney Dan Recht, who represents Ashley Fallis’ family, said of Fallis’ children. “Presumably for three years he’s been convincing them their mom committed suicide. Now all of a sudden you’re told your mom didn’t shoot herself, your dad shot your mom, and now you don’t have any parents.

“This is tragic beyond comprehension.”

While in Indiana, Fallis was living off of his wife’s death benefits. Ashley Fallis’ parents continue to fight for custody of their grandchildren.

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