Woman shot to death by ex-father-in-law during deposition at Las Vegas law firm filed for sole custody morning of shooting: sources

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By journalsofus.com


James Schaeffer and Linsey Lewis

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Documents obtained by 8 News Now show the woman allegedly murdered by her former father-in-law during a deposition filed papers for sole custody of her children with the alleged killer’s son the morning of the shooting.

Dennis Prince was representing his wife, Ashley Prince, during a deposition involving Ashley Prince’s ex-husband. Ashley Prince’s ex-husband’s father, Joe Houston II, represented his son, Dylan Houston, in the proceedings, sources said.


During Monday morning’s testimony, Joe Houston II supposedly shot the princes before committing suicide, sources said.

The path to explaining the alleged involvement of the Las Vegas lawyer goes back a few years when Dylan Houston and then Ashley Houston filed for divorce.

A graphic showing the relationships between Dennis Prince, Ashley Prince and Joe Houston II. (KLAS)

Divorce records obtained by 8 News Now show allegations made against Dylan Houston, claiming he tested positive for cocaine and alcohol while he had custody of his children. Records also claim she would send abusive text messages to Ashley Prince.

Records showed that police arrested Dylan Houston in 2020 on a DUI charge, which was later attributed to reckless driving.

In 2022, Ashley Prince filed a protective order against Dylan Houston, records show.

During the case, Dylan Houston’s father, Joe Houston II, represented his son.

The divorce case file showed that Ashley filed papers for sole custody of herself and Dylan Houston’s children the morning of the shooting.

An emergency order was accepted Monday after the shooting, granting custody of Ashley Prince and Dylan Houston’s children to a member of Ashley’s family, court documents revealed.

The next hearing related to this case is scheduled for the end of April.

The Princes recently had a child together, friends confirmed to 8 News Now Investigators. Dennis Prince frequently appeared on 8 News Now, where he discussed civil cases.

“It is with deep sadness that Prince Law Group would like to thank everyone who reached out to us with sincere messages of concern and sympathy over the tragic violence that occurred this morning at our offices,” a Prince Law Group spokesperson said Monday evening. . “We ask that you respect the privacy of the families involved.”

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