Confession of Murder: Ex-NBA G-League Player Charged with Killing Woman


A former NBA G-League player confessed to strangling a woman with the help of his ex-girlfriend, who planned the murder plot, according to court records obtained by KCRA 3.

Former Stockton Kings center Chance Comanche choked Maryana Rodgers to death with an HDMI cord while his former flame Sakari Harnden used her hands — hours after his team’s game against the Ignite — according to Las Vegas police.

Cops said they found Rodgers’ body in the desert near Henderson after Comanche confessed, according to an arrest warrant from Las Vegas PD.

According to the police report, the 23-year-old Rodgers — a medical assistant from Washington — was traveling to Sin City to engage in prostitution, and met with her friend Harnden, 19, who works as a prostitute. The court docs allege that the pair planned to meet for a “prostitution double date” which was actually a setup.

Comanche told police that Rodgers agreed to have her hands zip-tied “as part of a kinky sex request” before strangling her, per the docs.

The 27-year-old former basketball player also told police that he and Harnden tried to hire a male friend to kill Rodgers, but he wasn’t interested.

Comanche’s lawyer Michael Goldstein didn’t comment on the confession but told KCRA 3, “We’re going to let the courts deal with it.”

Harnden is currently being held without bail, according to AP. Comanche was formally released by the G-League team on Dec. 15 and was arrested by the FBI the same day. He has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.