NBC’s ‘Dateline: Point Blank’ chronicles the murder of 45-year-old Todd Chance, along with the investigation that followed to bring his killer, his wife, Leslie Jenea Chance, to justice. In this episode, we see how Leslie shot and killed her husband on the morning of August 25, 2013, and then left his body on the edge of an almond orchard before abandoning his car and zigzagging her way home to Bakersfield, California. And she did all this just for insurance money and to get revenge on him. After all, she had discovered that Todd had rekindled his romance with his ex-girlfriend, Carrie Williams.
Who Is Carrie Williams?
Carrie Williams was just a teenager in high school when she met and began a relationship with Todd Chance back in 1990. But for the next five years, because of how happy they were, they maintained and expanded on their connection, even going as far as to plan for a future together. However, shortly after they got engaged in 1995, they parted ways amicably and for good.
Although their relationship was over, Todd and Carrie remained acquaintances, and because they traveled in the same social circle, they occasionally bumped into one another at parties as well. But it wasn’t until 2012, when Todd reached out to Carrie on Facebook, that their equation evolved into something more. They flirted and subsequently exchanged numbers to remain in touch.
Following that, Carrie says that they communicated back and forth, getting more romantic and intimate with each passing conversation. So, when he asked her for a “good pic,” she responded with nude photos. Yet, she maintains that that’s as far as they went. Being the “other woman,” when Todd was killed, suspicion fell upon her, but she had an alibi – she was out of town with her daughter. However, the police believe that once Todd’s wife, Leslie Jenea Chance, found out about her husband’s correspondence with his ex-fiancee, her immense jealousy forced her to take an extremely drastic step. Hence, determined to teach Todd a lesson and get her hands on the life insurance money, Leslie shot her husband to death on August 25, 2013.
Following the murder, Leslie attempted to hide her tracks by disposing of the clothes she was wearing and abandoning Todd’s car a short distance away from where she dumped his body. However, it did not take long for the police to locate the car, and a thorough search revealed a firearm, which was determined to be the one used in the slaying. Additionally, detectives found CCTV footage that confirmed Leslie was the woman present in Todd’s car on the morning of the murder and that she had abandoned the car at the spot where it was located. Hence, she was eventually arrested and charged with her husband’s murder.
Where Is Carrie Williams Now?
Carrie testified in court when Leslie when on trial in 2019 and insisted that her interaction with Todd did not go beyond casual flirtation. Although the show mentioned that the police found the ex-fiancee’s nude pictures on the victim’s phone, Carrie mentioned that she believed the pictures did not mean much as Todd had seen her naked multiple times over the course of their five-year relationship. However, when looking back on her actions as a murder trial witness, she admitted that she was embarrassed by the nudes she had sent to Todd because of what it led to, and said, “Because we’re here in a murder trial, I am ashamed of the photos. If any of that is the reason he’s gone, I regret that.” Nevertheless, Carrie embraced privacy soon after the trial and prefers to keep her personal life under wraps at present. Yet, from the looks of it, she still resides in Bakersfield, California, and had built up a happy life surrounded by her close ones.
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