BAKERSFIELD - Leslie Jenea Chance was released from Lerdo Jail Tuesday after being arrested last week on suspicion of murdering her husband Todd.
"It's just shocking, you know what I mean,” said Alan Bullman, Jenea Chance's ex-husband. “I just don't know enough about it to have an opinion one way or another. I hope that it works out in a positive way."
The District Attorney’s office has sent the case back to the Sheriff's Department for further review.
"What some of the evidence is, it's the type of evidence that needs to be examined by a scientist and determine if it actually means anything or not,” said Kyle Humphrey who represents Jenea Chance.
Chance is the principal at Fairview Elementary School and is suspected of shooting her husband, 45-year-old Todd Chance in an almond orchard August 25th.
Humphrey says she maintains her innocence.
17 News spoke with Chance’s ex-husband outside her home in southwest Bakersfield.
"Like I said, we are all looking for the truth,” Bullman said. “We are praying that the girls are protected through this."
Chance's daughter read a prepared statement Tuesday afternoon asking for privacy.
"I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. We love our mom and dad and can't even begin to comprehend what is happening to our family right now,” Jessica Bullman said. “This is a tragedy for everyone involved.”
Todd Chance's funeral is set for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Peter's Funeral Home in Shafter.