Published: Tue, September 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in robbery, death of elderly woman

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged in robbery, death of elderly woman

Local Riverside County paper the Press-Enterprise went to Williams' home and spoke to her aunt, Denise Woodard, who told the paper that Williams and Leonard are siblings.

Kimesha Williams is accused of bashing and robbing an 84-year-old woman.

A sister of National Basketball Association superstar Kawhi Leonard is one of two women charged with robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman at a Southern California casino, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday.

Leonard led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Championship last season before signing a deal with the Clippers in July.

Authorities say Williams and an accomplice followed an 84-year-old woman into a bathroom at Pechanga Resort Casino on August 31, broke her skull and stole her purse.

Assad died Wednesday, authorities said.

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He would not confirm if she was related to Leonard.

According to court documents, an investigator requested that the suspects be held without bail because he feared Williams' family had the financial resources to get her released. "'I am requesting NO BAIL to assure Williams" appearance in court and to keep innocent victims safe'.

"Williams has family that are well off and could post her bail of $1,000,000, ' the investigator wrote, according to the Press-Enterprise".

Williams, and Candace Tai Townsel, 39, have been charged with murder, robbery, elder abuse and a special circumstance of committing a robbery during a murder that makes them eligible for the death penalty.

He was a All-American collegiate player at San Diego State University, and a first-round National Basketball Association pick in 2011.

Leonard does indeed have considerable financial resources - he's earned more than $80 million over 8 seasons in the National Basketball Association, and just signed a $103 million contract with the Clippers - but the status Williams' and Leonard's relationship is unknown.

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