Sister of NBA Superstar Kawhi Leonard charged in for killing and robbing elderly woman at a Southern California casino

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A relative of NBA star Kawhi Leonard has confirmed his sister is one of two women accused of robbing and killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the aunt of 35-year-old Kimesha Williams confirmed Saturday that Williams is the sister of the LA Clippers forward. Authorities say Williams and an accomplice followed an 84-year-old woman into a bathroom at Pechanga Resort Casino on Aug. 31, broke her skull and stole her purse. The victim, later identified as Afaf Anis Assad, died Wednesday. Williams and 39-year-old Candace Townsel were arrested and charged with robbery and murder in connection with Assads death. A Riverside County sheriffs investigator is asking a judge to keep Williams held without bail, saying she may flee and "has family that are well-off and could post her bail." Leonard attended high school in the area. He led the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA championship during the 2018-19 season before signing with the Clippers in July.