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Former NBA Player Chance Comanche Confesses and Reveals Horrific Details In Las Vegas Murder

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Chance Comanche #22 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a photo at Sacramento Kings Practice Facility on October 02, 2023 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chance Comanche, a former Stockton Kings center of the NBA G-League, was arrested earlier this week for his role in the murder of Marayna Rodgers. Latest reports say Comanche has confessed to the crime and even told authorities gory details about what transpired.

Also arrested is Comanche’s girlfriend, Sakari Harnden. The six-foot-11 basketball player even played a game earlier that night before kidnapping and eventually killing Rodgers. 

Here is the timeline of the events, according to investigators:

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The motive was initially unclear, but Comanche cleared the air with his confession. He admitted that his girlfriend Harnden, 19, was having issues with Rodgers. The former learned the latter’s plan to “smoke her” if she didn’t give her Rolex watch. That was when Comanche and Harnden devised a plan to lure Rodgers away from her friends and kill her.

How did they do this? The couple came up with a ruse to use Comanche as a “trick.” That means the basketball player poses as a customer who intends to use the services of the two girls. 

Rodgers agreed to the encounter and allowed her hands to be zip-tied. It was then that Comanche used an HDMI cord to strangle Rodgers while Harnden was using her bare hands. After the murder, they threw the body into a ditch in the Vincenzo Lane in Henderson, covering it with rocks.

Harnden and Comanche returned to the hotel room after committing the crime. Comanche then joined his team bus minutes later.

An FBI apprehension team arrested Comanche in the Kings’ facility. The team then released him afterward. (The Stockton Kings is the G-League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings.)

The 27-year-old Comanche played college basketball with the Arizona Wildcats. He played one game for the Portland Trail Blazers on April 9, 2023. Comanche recorded seven points, three rebounds, and a block.