Accomplice in murder of senior
The sister of Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her part in the murder of an 84-year-old woman, according to reports.
Kimesha Williams, 39, Leonard’s sister, and Candace Tai Townsel, 42, were convicted in February for the woman’s death. Both Williams and Townsel had been charged with first-degree murder, robbery and elder abuse.
Reports say Assad went with her husband to the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula on Aug. 31, 2019, and was holding a large pink purse containing about $1,000 for gambling. Williams was said to have followed Assad into the bathroom while Townsel was on lookout duty and even prevented a custodian from entering.
A woman in one of the restroom stalls reportedly heard a thud. Williams and Townsel fled, and Assad was found unconscious and bleeding on the bathroom floor. She suffered a broken skull and died four days later, according to ESPN.