DENVER, Colo. - A former law enforcement officer is on trial for the murder of his wife after new evidence was uncovered in the case.
Ashley Fallis, 28, died of a gunshot wound in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day following a New Year's Eve party.
Within days, police ruled her death a suicide.
However, family members suspected Ashley Fallis was murdered.
After an extensive two-year investigation, FOX31 Denver reporterJustin Joseph presented new evidence to Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, which prompted him to reopen the death investigation and turn it over to an independent police agency.
The evidence consisted of eyewitness accounts from neighbors, who said they heard Ashley's husband, Tom, confess to the murder.
This week, Fallis was in court as testimony began in the murder trial.
They also watched an interview Fallis did with a police dectective immediately after Ashley's death.
"Right when I looked at her, she had the gun to her head and pulled the trigger," Fallis said on the taped interview.