By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The sister of Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has been arrested. 39-year-old Candace Townsel and 35-year-old Kimesha Williams were arrested and charged with murder and robbery in connection with the death of an 84-year-old woman, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Williams is Leonard’s sister. Both alleged suspects are being held without bail at this time, according to the story.
The authorities were dispatched to an unconscious woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. Once the police arrived, they found woman in the bathroom.
Afaf Anis Assad, the 84-year-old woman, was found and was the victim of an assault. She later died from her injuries, according to the story, on Sept. 4.
Assad’s son-in-law Wayne Brown told the TV station that he and his wife dropped off Assad and her husband at the casino. A short time later, she was beaten in the bathroom.
“She didn’t even get a chance to play,” Brown said. “I mean she had some money in her wallet because she was ready to play that day, and I don’t know if they targeted her because she just walked through the door and they knew she had money in her wallet.”
“We give ourselves this this view that we live in a world that’s safe and civil, but in the end it’s like a wild world, you know.”
While these arrests have been made, the authorities are still seek information in this case. If you have any information, you can contact Investigator Gray of the Southwest Station at (951) 696-3000 or Investigator Dickey of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.
“We are absolutely saddened over this incident and are praying for the victim and her family.” Pechanga Resort Casino said in a statement. “The suspects were quickly identified through surveillance footage and the information was immediately provided to law enforcement.”