The sister of Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was found guilty of a heinous crime and sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday.
Kimesha Monae Williams, the 39-year-old sister of Leonard, was found guilty of murdering an 84-year-old woman who was found unconscious with a cracked skull on the floor of a Pechanga Resort Casino bathroom in 2019. Despite the month-long trial, she maintains her innocence.
“I am so sorry for your loss,” Williams wrote to the victim’s daughter, according to The Press-Enterpise. “I have been praying for you and your family every day. I am not responsible for the death of Mrs. Assad. Although the courts have found me guilty of the charges, we all know the truth, and that there is one judge, and that is God, and that he knows the truth.”
Superior Court Judge Timothy F. Freer, however, called Williams’ claim to innocence “laughable.”
“The idea that either Miss Williams or Miss Townsel is not responsible for the death of a human being is laughable,” Freer said.
“(Assad) lived a long life. Didn’t deserve to be killed, violently murdered in a casino,” Freer said before sentencing. “She was left on a bathroom floor with her head exploding. A casino bathroom, where people go to urinate and defecate and do God knows what else. That’s how her life ended, not with her family and friends around her.”