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Court documents reveal chilling new details in Leslie Chance's involvement in husbands murder

Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2019-12-06 17:38:01-05

"It wasn't me," that's what Leslie Chance, a mother, and a former school principal told investigators.

When they told her several people had identified her as the woman in the surveillance videos on the morning her husband's body was found with two bullet holes.

2013 court documents giving an insight into what led investigators to arrest Chance for the murder of her husband three years ago. 

According to documents obtained by 23ABC, when officials told Leslie the news of her husband's death, Leslie showed little emotion and did not cry.

When investigators questioned Leslie of her whereabouts on the morning of August 25, 2013, Chance told deputies she never left her house.

In fact, she says she spent that morning doing laundry, flipping through channels and working on her computer.

But the case took a turn when investigators obtained surveillance video from a Wal-Mart, Starbucks and several other locations around town, on the morning of Todd Chance's death. 

What the surveillance videos showed was a woman dressed in dark clothing, wearing a dark hat, sun glasses and carrying a red backpack.

According to documents, multiple people identified the women in the surveillance videos as Leslie Chance. 

Even her neighbors, telling investigators they were 90 to 95% sure it was her - by the way she walked. 

After further investigation, court documents revealed Leslie may have learned about ways to kill her husband from a CSI exhibit in Las Vegas two months prior to Todd's death.

During one of the fictional scenarios a woman was seen shooting her ex- husband in a secluded area and leaving his corpse at the scene, similar to how Todd's body was found.

Inside court documents, rumors swirled of Todd having romantic relationships with ex - girlfriends and Leslie having knowledge of his affairs.

Their kids telling investigators although their parents didn't argue much, they had a fight the night before Todd was killed. 

The kids also adding if their parents fight, it was regarding money.

While Chance was arrested, she wasn't formally charged. The District Attorney's office sent the case back to the Sheriff's Department for a more detailed investigation. That's when the FBI got involved.

And last week, three years after the crime, Chance was arrested and charged with murder.