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Jury selected for Leslie Chance trial

Leslie Chance Trial
Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 18:09:55-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A jury has officially been selected for the Leslie Chance trial scheduled to begin Monday morning, according to court records.

Chance, a former elementary school teacher, is charged with the 2013 murder of her own husband, Todd Chance. She was arrested after his body was found shot in an almond orchard 11 miles from their home. She was first arrested after his body was found, but was released days later.

She faces charges of first-degree murder and, if convicted, could face up to life in prison.

Chance's first trial ended back in June when the public defender's office declared a conflict of interest in representing her.

Chance has denied any involvement in the killing of her husband.