GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Monday was a mixed day for the prosecution in the trial of a former Weld County corrections officer accused of killing his wife four years ago.
Tom Fallis is accused of murdering his 28-year-old wife after a New Year’s Eve party in 2012. Ashley Fallis’ death was first ruled a suicide, but the case was reopened two years later.
On Monday a woman who originally said she heard the couple fighting sat silent on the stand, but another witness gave a bombshell statement. That came from a neighbor. He was just a young teen when Ashley died, but Nick Glover said in court he’d take hearing Tom Fallis’ confession to his grave.
“I heard him saying, ‘Oh my God, what have I done? What have I done?'” Glover said on the stand.
Glover said he was inside a room at the front of his house right next door to the Fallis’ home. While police were inside Fallis had walked into the Glovers’ driveway.
“He had his elbows dug into his knees … sitting on the driveway,” Glover said.
Fallis then got up.
“I was able to hear him pretty well … a little bit louder than a normal conversation, I mean, it was frantic,” Glover said. “He proceeded to say, ‘I shot my wife.'”
Glover says he doesn’t know if his friend or his sister heard the same comment, but he also says he believes he heard the confession without a doubt.
“You can’t hear something like that and forget about it … .that’s going to be embedded in your mind for years to come.”
Testimony said another neighbor, Chelsey Arrigo, called Glover’s mother that night saying Tom had shot Ashley Fallis. But while on the stand Arrigo said she doesn’t remember anything at all from the entire night.
The defense tried to prove that Glover changed his story several times. Outside of court reporters asked Arrigo if she changed her story on the stand. She denied it.