One of the two women accused of robbing and subsequently killing an elderly woman at a Southern California casino last week has been identified as the sister of NBA Champion and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
The woman, 35-year-old Kimesha Monae Williams, allegedly followed 84-year-old Afaf Anis Assad into a casino restroom along with 39-year-old Candace Tai Townsel. Williams and Townsel then beat the woman down, cracking her skull, before getting away with her purse.
Assad died on Wednesday as a result of her injuries.
The incident occured at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. Williams and Townsel made off with an approximate $800 to $1,200 before being arrested and charged with robbery and murder.
After Williams aunt told reporters that Williams is Leonard’s sister, the Los Angeles Clippers also confirmed the report.
Leonard led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Championship last season before signing a deal with the Clippers in July.