Ashley Fallis, a 28-year-old Evans, Colorado, wife who died in a fatal shooting on New Year’s Eve, is the subject of a segment on Dateline NBC. The episode titled, “After The Party,” looks into the mysterious death of a young mother who ended up dead with a gunshot wound to the head after hosting a New Year’s Eve party. What was at first ruled a suicide was later thought to be a homicide that was covered up by the police to protect one of their own. Tom Fallis, Ashley’s husband, was charged but later found not guilty in her death, according to ABC News.
Ashley Fallis, a respiratory therapist, and Tom Fallis, a corrections officer and former sheriff’s deputy, had just said goodbye to their guests after a casual New Year’s Eve party. But 911 operators received a phone call after midnight from Tom Fallis, shouting that his wife had shot herself. When the paramedics arrived, they saw the trauma to her head, and it appeared that she was still breathing. Ashley Fallis was transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
During the police-taped interview, a distraught Tom Fallis was bent over in agony once he found out that Ashley was dead. He insisted that his wife, who he claimed suffered from depression, argued with him after the party while he was inside the bedroom closet. A short time later, Tom heard Ashley cock the gun and fire.