Carrie Williams Hopes Nude Pics Didn’t Result in Ex’s Homicide

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Todd Likelihood was shot and killed by his spouse, Leslie “Janea” Likelihood on August 24, 2013, nevertheless it wasn’t till January 30, 2020, {that a} California jury discovered Leslie, an elementary college principal, responsible of the homicide and sentenced the 52-year-old to 50 years to life in jail.

On the middle of the trial was the motive. What would encourage a mom of three and supposed pillar of the group to drive her husband to an almond orchard close to Bakersfield, Calfornia, shoot him, then abandon the physique, drive Todd’s automotive to a location 15 miles from the orchard, and sneak away, in accordance with Bakersfield Now, all with the plan to get away with it — to return to being a mother and dealing within the college system?

Whereas at first prosecutors mentioned the motive was cash — particularly a number of life insurance coverage insurance policies with a mixed payout of $500,000, in accordance with ABC 23, one other proposed motive was that Todd had rekindled a relationship with a former fiance and Leslie was scorned.

With Leslie denying she killed her husband, however a jury not believing her, the actual motive might by no means be confirmed. In any case, it was a tough case to make. It took three years from the time Todd was killed for Leslie to be charged together with his homicide.


Fb Messages & Texts Confirmed Todd was Inappropriately Concerned With His Ex, Carrie Williams, & She’d Despatched Him Nude Photographs

Past presumably being motivated to kill for the need of cash, it additionally got here out within the trial that Todd had initiated contact together with his former fiance who he dated from 1990 to 1995, in accordance with Bakersfield Now.

It began with a Fb connection. Williams testified that in 2012 Todd reached out to her on the social media platform and requested in the event that they might be “extra than simply Fb pals,” ABC23 reported.

Williams and Todd exchanged cellphone numbers and moved from a Fb connection to texting.

Williams maintained she by no means noticed Todd in individual and even spoke to him on the cellphone through the months they have been rekindling a relationship of kinds, they solely texted or messaged on Fb, she mentioned.

Nonetheless, over time since their cut up, that they had run into one another often at mutual pals’ events. However what the prosecution claimed was that the bare images Williams despatched Todd in April of 2013 set the wheels in movement for Leslie to start out plotting her husband’s demise.

In accordance with KGET, “Todd began it with a flirtatious textual content, telling Williams to place her bikini on to assist him wash his automotive, to which Williams responded, ‘Yeah, proper. I don’t want a loopy spouse after me.’”

A couple of hours later, Todd requested Williams to ship him a ‘good pic.’

Williams despatched Todd images of her “breasts, buttocks and vagina,” KGET reported.

In court docket, Williams mentioned she thought sending the images was innocent since Todd had seen her bare and been along with her bare many occasions over their five-year relationship.

In accordance with the Bakersfield Californian, Williams mentioned, “After I say innocent it’s as a result of … it was one thing once we have been collectively he had seen earlier than.”

However Carrie mentioned in court docket she now not thought the images have been innocent, testifying, “As a result of the place we’re proper now. We’re right here in a homicide trial,” she mentioned. “I’m ashamed of the images…If any of that’s the reason he’s gone, I remorse that.”


Williams Stated She Did Not Intend to Rekindle a Romance With Todd

In accordance with KGET, “Williams mentioned she had no intentions of pursuing a relationship with Todd however was devastated when she discovered about his dying.”

Regardless that Todd and Williams have been partaking in flirty texts, it had been 5 months since she despatched him the nude images earlier than Todd was murdered. In accordance with Williams’ testimony, the interactions by no means went past flirtations throughout that point.

The protection argued Leslie didn’t even know concerning the Fb connection, the texting, or the images till after Todd was lifeless, in accordance with 23ABC, they usually mentioned, “Likelihood didn’t have to kill Todd for a monetary purpose as a result of she made more cash than him.

However the prosecution argued Leslie being the one who made more cash within the relationship was much more of a motive to kill Todd as a result of she might have harbored resentment.

Prosecutor Artwork Norris mentioned in court docket, “She was the first breadwinner, and she or he labored very laborious to offer for her household. Regardless of that, Todd was untrue,” 23ABC reported.

Leslie is at the moment serving her sentence on the Central California Girls’s Facility. She is eligible for parole in November of 2041, in accordance with The California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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