Arrests Made in Connection with Kidnapping and Murder
Last week, former NBA player Comanche and his accomplice Harnden were arrested on kidnapping charges. However, authorities now state that the duo is also responsible for the murder of Rodgers. The arrest report reveals that the two began plotting the killing on November 30.
Comanche Arrested at Stockton Kings’ Facility
The Sacramento County Sherrif’s Office Major Crimes Bureau apprehended Comanche at the Stockton Kings’ practice facility. The team has since released the player, and he was booked into jail later that day. During questioning, Comanche provided detectives with more details about the murder.
Relationship Dynamics and Motive
Comanche admitted that he and Harnden had dated over a year ago but remained on friendly terms after their breakup. According to Comanche’s statements, Harnden was having issues with Rodgers. He claimed that Harnden believed Rodgers intended to harm her over a Rolex watch, which prompted the pair to devise a plan to kill her.
The Murder Plot Unveiled
In an attempt to involve others in their sinister scheme, Comanche texted a friend about the murder plot. When the friend declined to participate, Comanche and Harnden developed an alternative plan. Comanche would inform Rodgers that he was interested in “kinky sex” and propose tying her and Harnden up in a car. Believing she would earn $1,000 for the act, Rodgers agreed and had her hands zip-tied.
The Murder Unfolds
Comanche revealed to detectives that he used an HDMI cord to strangle Rodgers and stopped when he heard her struggling to breathe. At this point, Harnden allegedly took over and choked Rodgers. Subsequently, the duo drove around with Rodgers’ body before dumping it in Henderson and concealing it with rocks. Comanche was able to indicate the location of the body on a map.
Charges and Incarceration
Harnden now faces charges of open murder, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property, and theft, as indicated by online jail records. Comanche, on the other hand, is being held without bail in California.
Comanche’s Basketball Career
Comanche, a 6-foot-10-inch center, went undrafted out of the University of Arizona. He made a single NBA appearance during the 2022-2023 season with the [NBA Team]. Over the past two seasons, he has played 24 games for the Stockton Kings, averaging 14 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game.
Contributor: Scott Thompson (Fox News)