WELD COUNTY, Colo. - On day two of the Tom Fallis murder trial in Greeley, Ashley Fallis' mother told jurors, that in August of 2011, Ashley told her she was thinking about getting a divorce.
Four months later, she was dead.
Investigators ruled her death a suicide. Her parents believed she was murdered.
The case was reopened in 2014 and a grand jury indicted Tom Fallis, a former Weld County Sheriff's deputy on a charge of second degree murder.
On Thursday, Jenna Fox testified about the events in the hours before her daughter died from a gunshot wound to the head.
She believes investigators changed a witnesses' testimony and omitted key evidence in police reports.
During opening statements, prosecutors said Tom Fallis screamed at Ashley during a party at their house the night she died. Lawyers from both sides said Tom Fallis was upset that she wanted to smoke marijuana.
“There’s a history of mental illness in your family,” Nielsen asked.
“I couldn’t answer that as a yes,” Fox said.
The witness admitted that she didn’t think highly of the Evans Police Department.
When asked if she had accused Evans Police Officer Yates of withholding evidence, Fox said, “Yes, yes.”
The defense attorney asked Ms. Fox if her family had questioned the official rulings in the deaths of her mother and brother, both of whom died from gunshot wounds. Fox said they raised questions about the ruling in her mother’s death, but not her brother’s.
She said he had posted a message outside his door warning others to stay out and to call authorities.
Testimony will resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Ashley’s father, Joel Raguindin will again take the stand.
Her two daughters will also be called to testify.
Jenna Fox testifies that during the NYE party, Tom Fallis was using the f-word quite a bit. She asked to stop because there were kids there