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Bloomington Man Arrested On Murder Charges
Updated November 19, 2014 7:49 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington police arrested 34-year-old Thomas Fallis on a warrant charging him with second-degree murder.

He was arrested at his home in the 400 block of Laurelwood Drive about 8:30 Tuesday morning without incident.

28-year-old Ashley Fallis died of a gunshot wound at the family's Weld County, Colorado home on New Year's Day in 2012. Her death was initially ruled a suicide.

Days after her death, Thomas Fallis took the couple's three children and moved to Bloomington.

However, family members suspected Ashley Fallis' death was not an accident - they believed she was murdered.

A Colorado grand jury indicted Thomas Fallis on Monday.

In April of this year, after an extensive two-year investigation, FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph presented new evidence to Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, prompting him to reopen the death investigation and turn it over to an independent police agency.

The newly uncovered evidence included an eyewitness account by neighbor Nick Glover, who claimed he heard Tom Fallis confess to his wife's murder outside Glover's window.

Glover shared Fallis' confession with Evans Police Officer Michael Yates, but Yates' reports omitted them. Yates was cleared of criminal wrongdoing this summer, but he is now the subject of an internal investigation.

To ensure impartiality, the Fort Collins Police Department has been investigating the case.

Sources told FOX31 Denver that last week a Weld County grand jury convened, hearing dozens of witness accounts including Nick Glover's. Monday, the grand jury indicted Fallis for second-degree murder.

After dropping his three children off at school Tuesday morning, police went to Fallis' home in Bloomington and arrested him.

Ashley Fallis' parents, Jenna Fox and Joel Raguindin, have grandparents rights over the Fallis children. The grandparents left for Indiana on Monday night and are expected to take custody of the children while Tom Fallis awaits trial.



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