Dateline Archive – “Point Blank”
NBC’s “Dateline” has a new episode airing this Friday, “Point Blank,” which features the story of Leslie Jenea Chance, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of her husband. Leslie claims that she thought she had heard the jury’s verdict incorrectly and believed she would walk free. The episode details the events that led to the murder of her husband in a rural California almond orchard.
Leslie Jenea Chance
Leslie Jenea Chance, also known as Jen Chance, is a former school principal. She was the principal of Fairview Elementary School in Bakersfield, California. Chance and her husband Todd Chance were married in the mid-’90s and lived together happily for 17 years. However, they began having financial problems and were often at odds.
Leslie Chance was convicted of murdering her husband, Todd Chance, in 2013 and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. In a recent interview with Andrea Canning, Leslie Chance denied the murder and claimed she did not do it. The DA’s office reopened the case and announced a jury trial. The first trial ended in a mistrial. The second jury trial is scheduled to begin in December 2019.
Leslie Chance took the stand in court on Tuesday and spent most of the day in the witness box. The prosecution focused on Chance’s finances and alleged financial problems. Chance claimed she did not have any financial problems, but was hospitalized for an undisclosed medical emergency.
Jane Bashara’s murder
A new dateline episode will feature the case of Jane Bashara’s murder. Former marketing executive Jane Bashara was murdered in her black Mercedes SUV on Detroit’s east side. Her husband, Robert, had a private double life and the investigation soon uncovered shocking details. But who was responsible?
Joe Gentz was sentenced to 17 to 28 years in prison for the crime. Joe Gentz claims that Jane Bashara’s husband promised him money to kill her. Nevertheless, the evidence points to a sexy hit-for-hire scheme. Bob Bashara was also present at the time of the murder. He was convicted of second-degree murder.
Jane Bashara’s killer struck her repeatedly with a blunt object before strangling her. This force broke her windpipe, a structure which is much harder to break than a bone. However, the victim’s family and co-workers were convinced that she had returned home.
The trial of Bob Bashara brought national media attention. He was convicted of orchestrating the murder of his wife so that he could cavort with other women. He coerced his handyman, a man with a low IQ, to strangle Jane Bashara. He then dumped her body in Detroit.
The episode will also feature interviews with Bob Bashara and the co-lead investigator. He will be joined by a judge. The show is expected to air at 9 p.m. on NBC. The two were together at the time of Jane’s disappearance. The co-lead investigator and detective will be interviewed on the show.
The couple had been married for about 10 years and had two children. Jane was a respected member of the community. Bob’s father, George, was a state appeals court judge and a member of the Board of Governors of Wayne State University. Jane was a community volunteer who had an active church life. In her honor, the church named a labyrinth after Jane.
After Bashara’s trial, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of solicitation of murder. He was sentenced to 17 to 28 years in prison. The case went through lower courts before reaching the Michigan Supreme Court. After that, Bashara’s attorney, Ronald Ambrose, filed a petition in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He argued that Bashara was ill-treated by Warden Lee McRoberts of the Ryan Correctional Facility.
Leslie Chance’s motion for a re-trial
Leslie Chance’s motion for a new trial is being heard in federal court. The prosecutor’s case was based on assumptions, and her attorney said she knew nothing about her husband’s text tryst. She also said she did not know her husband had been reconnected with an old girlfriend.
Chance’s attorneys filed motions for a new trial in March and April, citing jury misconduct and failing to read jury instructions. However, in May, Judge Charles R. Brehmer denied her motions. Chance’s motions for a new trial were denied.
Leslie Chance’s trial has lasted longer than anticipated. After her husband’s body was discovered in a Bakersfield orchard, Leslie Chance fled the scene. She left her car in the neighborhood and walked or took a taxi home. She was arrested again a year later. After losing the first trial, she was found guilty of first-degree murder.
Chance’s motion for a new trial will be examined on NBC Dateline’s Point Blank, airing Friday at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Chance is accused of first-degree murder of her husband Todd Chance. If convicted of the murder, she faces a life sentence without parole.
Chance’s lawyer argued that the case should be retried because she did not confess to the crime. After all, the prosecutor used false evidence to convict Chance. Chance’s lawyer, John Sturges, claims she did not know Todd Chance had a history of mental illness.
The trial lasted only two days. The case was tense and traumatic, and the jury could not have guessed what was wrong. Chance’s wife, Leslie Chance, and her boyfriend, Todd Chance, were married for five years and three months. Todd Chance’s ex-girlfriend had received a number of lewd messages from him. Chance’s murder was the result of a months-long planning. She planned the murder using the information she gleaned from the CSI exhibit in Las Vegas. She also tried to make it appear that someone else had done it. The gun used in the killing was found on the floorboard of Todd Chance’s abandoned car.
Leslie Chance’s first husband cheated on her when she was pregnant. After the divorce, Leslie Chance made a living working as a truck driver. Leslie Chance’s alleged lover, Todd Chance, had a life insurance policy for the child.
NBC’s “Dateline” has become a newsmagazine staple since 1992, and now you can enjoy its archive of investigative journalism on the syndicated version. Dateline’s archive features real life mysteries, as well as investigations from the show’s 20 years on the air. The show has won multiple Emmy awards.
Since its premiere, “Dateline” has produced nearly 2,800 episodes. While many viewers might not watch it on NBC, the show can be seen on NBCUniversal cable networks and online. Episodes are also available in podcast form. These podcasts are produced by the same people who produce the original show.
“Dateline” is now in its 30th season and is NBC’s longest running primetime show. Featuring anchor Lester Holt and correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison, and Dennis Murphy, Dateline has been a hit for NBC for many years. Episodes air on Fridays at 9 pm ET and 8 pm CT. The show has more than a million viewers through its podcasts.
NBC’s “Dateline” has been simulcast on Citytv in Canada. This is an unusual move for a Canadian network to simulcast an American newsmagazine. NBC’s “Dateline” is a top-rated program in Canada, according to Nielsen, which is a measure of its total audience.
Dateline has been a newsmagazine staple for over 20 years, and its syndicated version is a treasure trove of investigative journalism. In fact, the program is so popular that it has been nominated for multiple Emmys. Whether it’s a true crime story or a murder, Dateline is sure to have a story worth listening to.