Woman Seeking Sole Custody of Children Shot and Killed by Ex-Father-in-law During Deposition: Sources

Las Vegas, Nevada – A tragic incident unfolded during a deposition in a Las Vegas law office, leading to the shooting deaths of individuals involved in a custody dispute. The woman, identified as Ashley Prince, was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-father-in-law, Joe Houston II, who then turned the gun on himself. The deposition took place in the office where Ashley Prince sought sole custody of her children from her ex-husband, Dylan Houston, represented by his father, Joe Houston II. The morning of the shooting marked the filing of documents for sole custody by Ashley Prince.

The history of the case traces back to the divorce proceedings between Dylan Houston and Ashley Prince, where allegations of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as abusive behavior, were reported. Police records revealed past incidents involving Dylan Houston, including a DUI charge in 2020 that was later reduced to reckless driving. In response to ongoing issues, Ashley Prince filed a protective order against Dylan Houston in 2022.

In the aftermath of the tragic incident, emergency measures were taken to ensure the safety and well-being of the children involved. An emergency order granted custody to a member of Ashley Prince’s family. The next hearing related to the case is scheduled to take place later this month.

According to friends close to the family, the couple had recently welcomed a child together. Dennis Prince, a prominent attorney who frequently appeared in the media discussing civil cases, was representing Ashley Prince during the deposition. In a statement released by Prince Law Group, a spokesperson expressed profound sadness over the tragedy and urged respect for the privacy of the families affected.

The incident has left the community in shock and raised concerns about the complexities of family disputes and legal proceedings. As the investigation continues, authorities are working to piece together the events leading up to the shooting and provide support to those impacted by the tragedy.