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Kawhi Leonard’s Sister Gets Life In Prison With No Possibility Of Parole

Kawhi Leonard’s Sister Gets Life In Prison With No Possibility Of Parole

Kawhi Leonard’s sister was sentenced to life in prison this week with no possibility of parole.

Kimesha Williams, one of two women convicted of robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman, is the Los Angeles Clippers star’s sibling.

According to the Press-Enterprise, Williams and Candace Tai Townsel followed Afaf Assad into a Pechanga Resort Casino bathroom on Aug. 31, 2019.

“Williams, listed in jail records as 6-foot-1 and 300 pounds, was the first to enter the bathroom, followed by Townsel, listed as 5-foot-5 and 200 pounds,” the report read.

“Prosecutors contended that Assad fell or was knocked down and hit her head during the robbery, leading to her death on Sept. 4. Committing a robbery during a murder made the defendants eligible to receive the death penalty, but District Attorney Mike Hestrin did not pursue that punishment.”

On Feb. 8 of this year, following a one-month trial, Williams and Townsel were found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and elder abuse.

According to ABC7, this week both Williams and Townsel were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for their roles in the crime.

Leonard has not publicly commented on the matter. Although his team is currently in the midst of a first-round NBA playoff showdown against the Phoenix Suns, the 31-year-old is out with a knee injury.

Since he is not playing, it is unlikely that Leonard will face any questions about his sister.

Leonard has developed a reputation in recent years as one of the NBA’s more fascinating personalities. Between his unique sense of style, memorable encounters with female fans sitting courtside and general way of being, everything he does seems to go viral.

In that respect, it’s a little surprising how little coverage his sister’s troubles have gotten on a national level.

One way or another, Leonard’s Clippers still have a few games left in the playoffs. Will he return to play in any of them? Will he be asked to comment on his sister’s situation at some point? Time will tell.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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