Kawhi Leonard missed Game 3 of his first-round series and is expected to miss Game 4 as well, but he has some personal things going off the court that happened this week.
The sister of Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has been sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the killing of an elderly woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in 2019.
Candace Townsell and Kimesha Williams were convicted of robbing and killing 84-year-old Afaf Assad as she left the bathroom stall, knocking her to the floor, and causing her to hit her head. She never regained consciousness.
Williams, who is Leonard’s sister, and Candace Townsell were sentenced on Friday, according to The Press Enterprise in Riverside, CA. They were convicted in February of first-degree murder, robbery, and elder abuse following a lengthy trial.
Williams and Townsell were reportedly at the casino on Aug. 31, 2019, when Assad entered with her husband and a purse containing around $1,000 for gambling. Assad went into the bathroom, where Williams followed her, and Townsell kept lookout.
A woman in another stall heard a thud, and Williams and Townsell quickly exited the casino.
Assad was found by a custodian and the woman who heard the thud on the floor of the bathroom, with her head bleeding and her skull fractured. he would pass away four days later, and the purse was never found.
In a statement read to the court by her attorney, Williams denied killing Assad.
“I am so sorry for your loss,” Williams wrote, according to The Press Enterprise. “I have been praying for you and your family every day. I am not responsible for the death of Mrs. Assad. Although the courts have found me guilty of the charges, we all know the truth, and that there is one judge, and that is God, and that he knows the truth.”
Williams was banned from entering the Pechanga Resort Casino in 2015 for stealing a wallet.
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