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After a week of deliberations, a verdict has been reached in the Leslie Chance trial

Leslie Chance
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 16:05:26-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — After a week of deliberations, a verdict has been reached in the Leslie Chance trial.

Chance, 52, is accused of shooting her husband Todd Chance in an almond orchard in off of Enos Lane and Noriega Road in Northwest Bakersfield in 2013.

The trial began in December with the prosecution arguing that Chance had financial and emotional reasons for killing Todd. According to prosecutors, Todd was having an affair and Chance found out.

The defense has argued that Chance knew nothing of the affair and had no reason to kill Todd.

The jury was dismissed for deliberations on Jan. 22.

If Chance is found guilty of premeditated first-degree murder, she could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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