Bakersfield woman accused of murdering husband

August 31, 2013 3:55:30 PM PDT
An elementary school principal in Bakersfield is accused of murdering her husband.

Police arrested Leslie Jenea Chance on Thursday on suspicion she shot her husband. Authorities found the body of 45-year-old Todd Chance last Sunday, in an almond field, west of Bakersfield.

Investigators believe the husband and wife left their home together on Sunday in their black Mustang.

"A handgun inside the car, and we believe that's the firearm that was used in the shooting," Ray Pruitt, from Kern County Sheriff's Department said. "We do have witnesses that have witnessed different parts of what occurred."

One neighbor says she saw a woman matching Leslie Jenea Chance's description get out of the car and walk away. Chance is in jail on first-degree murder charges and is expected to be in court Tuesday.