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Leslie Chance's oldest daughter reviews surveillance videos in day seven of the trial

Jessica Bullman, Leslie Chance's oldest daughter and Todd Chance's step-daughter, took the stand again Tuesday for day seven of the Leslie Chance trial.
Posted at 12:24 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 20:47:00-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — "Did your mother ever ask you to lie on the stand for her?" Defense attorney Tony Lidgett asked Jessica Bullman Tuesday during the Leslie Chance trial.

"No," responded Bullman.

Bullman is the oldest daughter of Leslie Chance and the step-daughter of Todd Chance.

Leslie is charged with killing Todd and dumping his body in an almond orchard in Northwest Bakersfield on Aug. 25, 2013. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Monday, Bullman testified that she thought of Todd as "her hero."

It was another emotional day as the prosecution continued to play a recorded interview of Bullman from Dec. 1, 2016. Bullman was interviewed by Detectives Brewer and Kimmel following her mother's arrest.

During the recording, Bullman is sobbing and watching surveillance videos of a suspect. During the last video, Bullman is heard in the recording pointing out her mother.

"Were you misled?" Lidgett asked Bullman.

"Yes, I was under the impression that these were all the same day," testified Bullman.

Bullman testified that when she watched the surveillance video from Walmart, she was under the impression that all the videos were from Aug. 25, 2013, the morning Todd was killed. Bullman said that when she first watched the videos, she was not aware that one video was from Aug. 9, 16 days before Todd's death.

Bullman testified Tuesday that the video from Aug. 9, 2013, was the only video in which she positively identified her mother.

After Bullman pointed out her mother in the Aug. 9 video, Detective Brewer can be heard in the recording asking Bullman if it was her mother in all the videos.

"I believe so," said Bullman in the recording.

Bullman testified that she did not believe her mother was capable of killing Todd.

Lidgett replayed the surveillance videos from Aug. 25, 2013. Bullman testified that she was unable to identify her mother in any of the videos.

The trial is set to resume tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.