Charges in the killing of a woman in Vegas will be brought against an ex-girlfriend and NBA G League player jointly

According to a prosecutor, different cases pertaining to murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy will be merged so that a former NBA developing league player and his ex-girlfriend will face charges in connection with the death of a lady whose body was discovered in southern Nevada last month.

Prior to his arrest in Sacramento, California on December 15, Chance Comanche, a 27-year-old native of Los Angeles who was a player for the Stockton Kings, appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday. When asked if he understood the charges against him by the judge while he was in shackles, he replied, “Yes, ma’am.”

Gary Guymon, Comanche’s defence lawyer, did not request bail right away and refrained from speaking after the brief court appearance. However, he stated that Comanche plans to enter a not guilty plea at upcoming proceedings.

Sakari Harnden, 19, Comanche’s ex-girlfriend, is likewise incarcerated in Las Vegas pending a separate hearing on a theft allegation connected to the disappearance and demise of Marayna Rodgers, 23, of Lynnwood, Washington, on Wednesday.

Kennedy Holthus, the prosecutor, informed Judge Diana Sullivan on Tuesday that Steve Wolfson, the district attorney for Clark County, plans to consolidate all of the cases against Comanche and Harnden. Sullivan fixed Comanche’s next court date for February 8 and stated that he will remain incarcerated without access to bail.

Rodgers was a medical assistant. According to Las Vegas police, she was murdered early on December 6 and her body was later discovered in a roadside ditch in the suburban Henderson area.

The NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, the Stockton Kings, dropped 6-foot-10 power forward and centre Comanche after his arrest. On December 5, he finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds in the team’s game against the G League Henderson Ignite.

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