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Rick Chance Murder: Where Are Robert Lemke and Brandi Hungerford Now?

Rick Chance was caught unexpectedly in a resort room in August 2002 when what was alleged to be a enterprise meeting with a woman and her pal become a gathering with dying for him. He was found brutally murdered, a day later, in Tempe, Arizona. Investigation Discovery’s ‘See No Evil: One Chance, One Look’ walks us through the entrepreneur’s murder and the investigation that ensued, whereby detectives wanted to verify with a surveillance video to determine the accountable social gathering. Let’s uncover the case intimately and uncover out what occurred to the perpetrators, lets?

How Did Rick Chance Die?

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 1, 1958, Charles Richard AKA Rick was the son of Charles Earl Chance and Clara Eloise Hadley Chance. He grew up throughout the Maricopa and Casa Grande house alongside alongside together with his siblings — three sisters, Carol Daugherty, Cynthia Wiles, and Susan Rubel, and brother, James M. Chance. After graduating from Maricopa High School, Rick completed his bigger education at Central Arizona College and Grand Canyon University. On January 17, 1979, he married a woman named Norie Ann Rose in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Together, Rick and Norie welcomed a boy, Charles R. Chance II, and a lady, Stephanie E. Chance, into the world. However, points didn’t work out between them, and so that they divorced later.  Later, Rick turned the proprietor of a worthwhile automobile glass agency, Empire Glass, and gained recognition as he moreover starred in various advert campaigns for the same. Thanks to the success of Empire Glass, he rapidly turned a millionaire. On prime of it, he was moreover very inventive. Rick put his creativeness to good use by creating jewelry designs and started dealing with flashy jewelry on the facet.

Years later, Scott decided to current marriage one different shot by tying the knot with the earlier Mrs. Arizona and Mrs. America, Jill Scott, dwell on ‘Good Morning America’ on Valentine’s Day in 1996. They took the step solely after about six weeks of seeing each other. However, the marriage ran its course after a couple of years as their divorce turned remaining in 1999, as per research. In spite of all of the superstar and success, Rick was recognized to be a religious and trusting specific particular person, as described by his acquaintances and relations. Little did he know that every one these good qualities would play some place in his tragic and untimely dying.

For event, in 1993, in line with Jill all through a dialog with KTVK-TV Phoenix in 2002, Rick met a woman who stole his Mercedes and jewelry worth larger than $70,000 after drugging him. However, even after this incident, Rick maintained his perception in of us. This was primarily ensuing from his non secular beliefs, which had him believing that he had specific security. Unfortunately, he was confirmed fallacious on August 9, 2002, as he was found shot to dying throughout the throat, in line with The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, in a room of the Best Western Inn in Tempe when a housekeeper went to wash the room.

Who Killed Rick Chance?

Upon reaching the crime scene, the investigators held interviews and adopted the trail of clues at their disposal, all of which led them to a surveillance video footage of the Best Western Inn. In the video, Rick was seen checking into the resort with an Asian woman and a briefcase full of jewelry worth larger than $1 million, on the night time time of August 8, 2002. Following this revelation, the Tempe police launched the surveillance {photograph} of the Asian woman to the media in hopes of receiving solutions and advancing their investigation.

Brandi Hungerford and Robert Lemke//Image Credit: Oxygen True Crime

After getting a lot of of solutions, the police linked the dots and acknowledged the lady throughout the footage to be Brandi Lynn Hungerford, an Asian stripper who labored for an escort agency. Meanwhile, quite a few solutions moreover pointed some fingers at her alleged boyfriend Robert Lemke. Wasting no time, the investigators jumped on these clues and carried out thorough searches of Brandi and Robert’s residence, the place they reportedly found an pricey Rolex watch and completely different small tags distinctive to Rick’s jewelry.

Coincidentally, on August 14, Lemke was arrested in Tacoma on unrelated costs, after which Tempe police notified Tacoma police that Brandi is prone to be there as properly. They have been correct, as she was found residing in Lemke’s mother’s residence in Tacoma and arrested. When the authorities interviewed her, she reportedly opened up similar to the pages of a book as she instructed them in regards to the elaborate plan to rob Rick nonetheless claimed that she wasn’t acutely aware of his dying until after she reached Tacoma.

Rick and Brandi acquired in touch with each other on a matchmaking website, as confirmed by quite a few acquaintances of the earlier. She reportedly confessed to the police that upon Lemke’s insistence, she prepare a enterprise meeting with him, which took nearly six weeks, saying that thought of considered one of her male associates was fascinated with shopping for his jewelry. Once she had lured Rick into the resort room on the night time time of August 8, 2002, she let Lemke know that he can go forward with the plan. Lemke entered the room, donning a face masks and holding a gun pointed at Rick.

After landing a gunshot on Rick, he left the room with the millionaire’s jewelry suitcase, which reportedly included necklaces, diamond rings, and earrings, all worth tons of of {{dollars}}. However, she was allegedly not throughout the room on the time of the taking footage. Following the confessional claims, Brandi was indicted nonetheless managed to make a deal with the authorities in commerce for testifying in direction of Lemke throughout the courtroom, who they suspected to be the gunman accountable for the bullet in Rick’s throat.

Where Are Robert Lemke and Brandi Hungerford Now?

In 2005, Robert Lemke’s companion and former lover, Brandi, testified all that she promised she would in a courtroom of laws. Although he was found accountable of theft and conspiracy to commit theft, the jurors have been unsure in regards to the murder price. Lemke was reportedly charged with larger than 33 years of jail life for the watch theft along with a earlier theft.

Brandi Hungerford and Robert Lemke

However, in 2007, Lemke modified his plea to accountable and confessed to killing Rick amidst the theft throughout the resort room. As a finish consequence, he was reportedly sentenced to life in jail, with the probability for parole in 2032. He was to serve this sentence concurrently with the 52-year sentence he was found accountable of for the theft counts. He is being detained in Arizona State Prison Complex Lewis – Buckley Unit in Arizona’s Buckeye.

As far as Brandi Hungerford is anxious, after testifying in direction of Lemke and pleading accountable to second-degree murder, armed theft, and conspiracy throughout the case of Rick Chance’s dying, she was given a 14-year sentence in jail in September 2007. She was reportedly launched from jail in August 2016 after serving her sentence in Arizona. Since her launch, evidently Brandi has seemingly embraced a lifetime of privateness and has saved the small print of her non-public {and skilled} life beneath wraps.



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