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Todd Chance's ex-fiance testifies at the end of week two of Leslie chance trial

Carrie Williams, Todd Chance's ex-fiance, took the stand Friday to testify about a rekindled romance between her and Todd.
Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 21:23:43-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Week two of the Leslie Chance trial came to a close with testimony from a witness many have been waiting to hear from.

Carrie Williams, Todd Chance's ex-fiance, took the stand Friday to testify about a rekindled romance between her and Todd.

The prosecution alleged this romance was motive for Leslie Chance to kill Todd.

Prosecutors showed Facebook and text messages between Williams and Todd from 2012. The messages showed that Todd reached out to Williams through her Facebook and asked if they could be "more than just Facebook friends."

Williams said that they then began sending messages via cell phone.

In one text message, Todd asked Williams for a "good pic."

Williams said she sent nude pictures of her breasts, buttocks and vagina.

The defense pointed out during cross-examination that the printout of the Facebook messages did not include the messages where Todd and Williams exchanged phone numbers. Defense attorney Lidgett suggesting that the printout showed to the jury did not include all messages sent.

Williams was also questioned about her whereabouts the weekend of Todd's death.

She said on Aug. 24, 2013, she and her daughter traveled to Santa Clemente. She showed photos of them at the beach and at the Mission San Juan Capistrano the day of Todd's death.

The prosecution also argued that a parking ticket Williams got on Aug. 25, 2013 in front of the mission was further evidence that she was not in Bakersfield the day Todd was killed.

The defense attempted to poke holes in Williams's alibi.

Defense attorney Lidgett began by asking Williams how long it usually took her to drive to San Clemente. Williams responded that it normally takes her between two to three hours.

Next, Lidgett showed bank records of Williams's purchases for that weekend. Williams testified that on Aug. 24, 2013 she went to a Walmart in San Juan Capistrano and purchased alcohol. Lidgett pointed out that her bank records showed no purchases for that day.

The bank records showed the only purchases made in San Juan Capistrano were on Aug. 25, 2013 for entrance to the mission and for a bakery.

Lidgett also suggested that it was convenient Williams parked across the street from the mission, where she got a parking ticket, instead of using any of the free parking lots located near the mission.

Williams said that she could not remember exactly why she parked across the street, but suggested it was because she could not find a free parking spot.

Jurors also heard testimony Friday from another technical investigator, a Walmart greeter seen in surveillance video, and Detective Brewer.

The trial is finished until Jan. 2, 2020, when it will resume at 9 a.m.