NBA G League Player Reportedly Murdered Woman Following Sex Trap
An NBA G-League player, Chance Comanche, reportedly confessed to the gruesome killing of a Nevada woman, Marayna Rodgers, and revealed details of luring her into a "kinky sex" trap with another woman, according to a FOX 5 Vegas report on Monday.
Las Vegas police accused Comanche and 19-year-old Sakari Harnden of planning and executing a murder against the 23-year-old woman.
NBA G League player, woman lured murder victim with 'kinky sex' trap, strangled her: report https://t.co/9VOb6YAIfS
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Initially arrested on kidnapping charges, Comanche and Harnden were later accused of being responsible for Rodgers' murder.
The plan to kill her was initiated on Nov. 30, as reported in Harnden’s arrest report. The Sacramento County, California, Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau arrested Comanche on Friday at the Stockton Kings’ practice facility, leading to his subsequent release from the team.
He was booked into jail on the same day, providing further details about the murder to detectives.
Comanche disclosed that he and Harnden had dated over a year ago, broke up, but remained on good terms.
According to the documents, Comanche informed authorities that Harnden had issues with Rodgers, who allegedly threatened to harm her over a Rolex watch. This prompted the duo to devise a plan to kill her.
The report mentioned that Comanche had texted a friend seeking assistance in the murder plot, but the friend backed out. Unable to recruit anyone else, Comanche and Harnden hatched a plan in which Comanche would tell Rodgers about his interest in "kinky sex" and propose tying her and Harnden up in a car. Rodgers agreed, thinking she would earn $1,000 for it, and her hands were zip-tied.
Comanche informed detectives that he used an HDMI cord to strangle Rodgers but stopped upon hearing her struggle to breathe.
Allegedly, Harnden then choked Rodgers. Afterward, they drove around and disposed of Rodgers’ body in Henderson, covering it with rocks. Comanche was able to identify the location on a map.
Harnden now faces charges of open murder and other charges in the graphic crime that has also brought a quick end to his basketball career.