Vegas Lawyer Who Fatally Shot Prominent Attorney And Wife Had Terminal Cancer

The lawyer accused of gunning down his former daughter-in-law and her attorney husband during a deposition before killing himself had terminal cancer and carried out the shootings in front of his wife, according to reports.

Joseph Houston, 77, shot and killed Dennis, 57, and Ashley Prince, 30, during the child custody deposition Monday morning in the Prince Law Group’s offices after he told another lawyer earlier in the week he didn’t have long to live, according to Fox News Digital.

“Joe told me this not long before the shooting, that he was dying of terminal cancer.

Makes me wonder if he felt like he had nothing to lose? I really don’t know though, I can’t make any sense of this all,” Robert Eglet, a former law partner of Dennis, told the outlet.

Houston was representing his son who was in a custody fight with Ashley Prince, who was represented by Dennis as part of a wider legal team.

Ashley and ex-husband Dylan Houston divorced in 2021 and both had custody of their two children before Ashley filed a motion Monday to gain sole custody of the kids, according to court records reported on by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Read more here from the New York Post.