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Vegas Attorney Fatally Shot Son’s Ex-Wife and Husband During Deposition for Custody Case. Then, He Turned the Gun on Himself, Police Said.

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Family shootings end with 3 dead and another critically injured, cops say.

Apr. 13 2024, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement officials say an attorney in Las Vegas shot and killed his ex-daughter-in-law and her husband during a deposition in a custody case for his son.

Then, Joe Houston II, 77, shot himself after shooting Ashley and Dennis Prince at Dennis Prince’s law firm, KLAS reported.

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Officials said Houston was representing his son, Dylan Houston, in the custody case with his ex-wife, Ashley Prince.

Authorities said Dylan filed for divorce from Ashley in 2021. Friends and family told the news outlet that the Princes recently had a child and they both had children from previous marriages.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, who was a former law partner of Prince’s, told KLAS, “Dennis Prince was not only a brilliant attorney, but he was also my former law partner and my friend. I can’t believe he’s gone. I’m extremely saddened by his and Ashley’s death, and my heart goes out to their families, especially their children.”

In a statement, Houston’s family said they were “in a state of profound shock and sadness” after the incident.

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According to KLAS, Houston had been a member of the Nevada bar since 1974. He was publicly reprimanded recently for violating the bar’s professional rules of conduct.

In that case, Houston charged a man a $5,000 retainer and $400 per hour to represent him in a divorce. However, the couple eventually decided to stay together.

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The man asked Houston for “an accounting of the time billed” and the remainder of the retainer, Houston said he would not be providing him with a refund.

However, the bar later sent him a letter of investigation and that is when Houston provided a $1,300 refund. The Nevada bar said his “ethical breach caused potential injury” and fined him $1,500.

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