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No Charges Filed Against School Principal Accused of Killing Husband

A California elementary school principal, arrested in connection with her husband’s death, was awaiting release from custody Tuesday after a court hearing for her was postponed.

She was to be released with no formal charges filed as prosecutors waited for more information from the Kern County, California, sheriff’s deparment, according to information confirmed by Kern County District Attorney David Zulfa.

Leslie Jenea Chance

Leslie Jenea Chance (credit: CNN)

Leslie Jenea Chance, principal of an elementary school in Bakersfield, was arrested late Thursday. The body of her husband, Todd Chance, was found August 25 in an almond orchard in Bakersfield, a city about 100 miles north of Los Angeles. His black Ford Mustang was found abandoned in a residential area.

“We do believe she is the person who drove that car to the neighborhood, then dropped it off, then walked away from the vehicle,” Ray Pruitt, a spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, said after the arrest.

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