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Bakersfield principal arrested in husband's death

Leslie Chance, 46, is shown in an undated file photo.
August 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An elementary school principal is in custody, accused of killing her husband and leaving his body in a Kern County field.

Police arrested Leslie Chance at her Bakersfield home, five days after a farm worker discovered her husband Todd's bullet-riddled body.

Police won't discuss a motive, but say they found the murder weapon.

Leslie Chance, 46, is the principal at Fairview Elementary. She had been out of school on bereavement this week.

School district officials won't take any action until consulting with attorneys after her arraignment next week.

Ken Chichester, assistant superintendent of personnel at Greenfield Union School District, said Leslie Chance had been employed with the district since 1997. It was her third year as principal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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