Ex-NBA participant Probability Comanche admits to killing lady, police say

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Former NBA participant Probability Comanche has admitted to working along with his girlfriend to strangle a lady to loss of life in Las Vegas earlier this month, in accordance with authorities and courtroom paperwork.

The previous Beverly Hills Excessive basketball star admitted to Las Vegas murder detectives that he conspired with Sakari Harnden to kill Marayna Rodgers within the early hours of Dec. 6, a courtroom submitting mentioned.

Comanche, 27, who performed briefly for the Sacramento Kings in October and Portland Path Blazers in April, was taking part in for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League on the time of the killing. The staff was in Las Vegas for a recreation the evening of Dec. 5, and the courtroom submitting alleges that he and Harnden deliberate the killing days earlier by way of quite a few textual content messages — some together with emojis of a gun, a ghost and a coffin.

After they had been unable to seek out somebody to kill Rodgers for $3,000, Comanche and Harnden, 19, determined to hold out the killing themselves, the submitting mentioned. In a textual content message to Harnden on Dec. 4, Comanche wrote, “Should you get a pleasant little thick piece of rope or sum sturdy I can do it from the again seat. Like how killers do it within the motion pictures.”

In response to the courtroom submitting, Harnden and Rodgers, 23, had been prostitutes and acquaintances who had argued over a Rolex watch and the truth that Rodgers had revealed to others that Harnden had cooperated with police a couple of boyfriend’s involvement in a double murder in Stockton earlier this yr. The boyfriend, Iosua Sataua, was arrested in Might together with a 16-year-old boy within the case.

The evening of the killing in Las Vegas, Harnden instructed Rodgers that Comanche was a trick who was into kinky intercourse and needed to tie them up and have intercourse with each of them, in accordance with the courtroom submitting. Rodgers agreed, and whereas sitting within the entrance passenger seat of Harnden’s Mercedes-Benz willingly allowed Harnden to tie her palms along with zip ties, the submitting mentioned.

Comanche instructed detectives that he strangled Rodgers with an HDMI twine from the backseat and that Harnden strangled her with each palms round her neck, the submitting mentioned.

“Probability made reference to fluid popping out of Marayna’s mouth, which prompted them to imagine Marayna was useless,” the submitting mentioned.

Comanche and Harnden positioned Rodgers’ physique in a ditch and lined it with rocks, in accordance with the courtroom submitting. The following morning Comanche boarded the staff bus headed for the airport.

Las Vegas murder detectives interviewed Comanche in Stockton on Friday. The courtroom submitting mentioned he confessed to the killing and instructed detectives the place Rodgers’ physique was situated.

A felony criticism filed in Las Vegas courtroom on Monday charged Comanche and Harnden with homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide. Comanche appeared in a Sacramento County courtroom on Tuesday and waived his extradition, which means Las Vegas police may have 30 days to take him to Nevada.

In 2015, Comanche, a 6-foot-10 heart, led Beverly Hills to its first CIF Southern Part championship since 1969, averaging 20 factors and 16 rebounds a recreation. He selected Arizona over gives from Louisville and Gonzaga, and in two seasons averaged 4.6 factors and a pair of.8 rebounds a recreation.

Comanche declared for the 2017 NBA draft, forgoing the remaining two years of his school eligibility, however was not chosen. Since then he’s bounced across the G League and in 2021 performed for an expert staff in Turkey.

The Path Blazers signed Comanche to a 10-day contract in April and he appeared in a single recreation, scoring seven factors. He wasn’t re-signed however landed with the Sacramento Kings on a 10-day contract in October. The Stockton Kings launched him shortly after his arrest.

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