Ashley Fallis' former lover takes the stand

Posted at 11:13 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 02:41:03-04

Closing arguments will take place Thursday morning in the case of former Weld County deputy accused of killing his wife.  

Prosecutors argue Tom Fallis shot his wife, Ashley, after New Year’s Eve party in 2012. The case was originally ruled a suicide, but was reopened after new evidence was revealed.

On Wednesday, jurors heard from a man who admitted to having an affair with Ashley Fallis. He shared with the jury stories from the past, to convince them she was capable of suicide, including her carrying of a loaded gun in her purse.

Yet, prosecutors questioned Jedediah Pepping about a confrontation in a parking lot to prove Tom Fallis was capable of inflicting harm.

Prosecutors have portrayed Tom Fallis as a man dealing with marital hardships, capable of hurting his wife in anger. 

His defense team depicted Ashley as mentally unstable and unhappy.

Jurors also heard conflicting testimony from criminal investigators about the crime scene, including the location of blood splatter and body positions.


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