Fallis murder trial: Opening statements today

Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 10:09:38-04

Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday in the trial of a former Colorado sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife in 2012.

Originally, the death of Ashley Fallis, a young mother of three, was ruled a suicide. Her family has waged a dogged crusade for justice, accusing investigators of falsifying evidence by changing witnesses' testimony and omitting key evidence in police reports.

The case was reopened in April 2014 and a grand jury indicted her husband, Tom Fallis, a former Weld County jail deputy, on murder charges in November of that year.

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Tom Fallis was arrested in Bloomington, Indiana, where he had moved with the couple's three young children. Later, he was extradited to Colorado to stand trial.

Fallis' lawyers say Ashley Fallis committed suicide and have introduced a suicide note that was written about a year and a half before her death.

Reporters Lindsay Watts and Lance Hernandez will be in the courtroom Wednesday. Check back with Denver7 for updates.

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