Kawhi Leonard’s Sister Receives Life Sentence for Murder at California Casino

Kimesha Williams, the sister of LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her role in the murder of an elderly woman at a Southern California casino in 2019. Along with Candace Townsel, Williams was convicted in February of the murder of 84-year-old Afaf Assad, who was found bleeding on the floor of a bathroom at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, with a fractured skull.

Reports suggest that Williams followed Assad into the bathroom while Townsel acted as a lookout outside. Williams denied killing Assad in a statement read by her attorney at the sentencing hearing.

Leonard, who grew up in the Riverside area and went on to become an NBA star, has had a difficult family history, with his father, Mark, being a murder victim in 2008. The news of Williams’ conviction and sentencing is likely to be a blow to Leonard, who is currently playing in the NBA playoffs with the Clippers. It is also a tragic reminder of the impact that violent crime can have on families and communities.

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