Kimesha Williams, the sister of Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard, was sentenced to life without parole for murdering an 84-year-old woman in 2019 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.
Williams, the eldest of Leonard’s four sisters, was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and elder abuse. Another woman by the name of Candace Townsel was also handed a life sentence for the murder.
They allegedly followed 84-year-old Afaf Anis Assad of Long Beach into a bathroom at Pechanga Resort Casino, were they robbed the elderly woman and left her unconscious.
Assad suffered a broken skull and succumbed to her injuries days later on September 4. Both women were found guilty of the crime in February.
Leonard, 31, is a private individual who rarely gives interviews and avoids answering personal questions. He has yet to comment on his sister’s crime.
Is this why Kawhi Leonard isn’t playing?
Clippers went down 1-3 in the first-round series of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on Saturday, with Leonard missing his second straight contest.
Leonard reportedly has a right knee sprain, but fans are now questioning if his sister’s sentencing may have something to do with his absence.
Mark Leonard, Kawhi’s father, was murdered in 2008 at his Compton car wash.
Kawhi famously decided to play a high school basketball game the next day and broke down crying after the final buzzer.
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