Ohio Woman Fatally Stabbed by Man Who Lured Grandchildren Into Alley

iStock/Thinsktock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An Ohio woman who was stabbed while protecting her grandchildren from a man who lured the youngsters into an alley, died Wednesday from injuries sustained during the June 23 attack, Columbus Police said.

The children, a boy and a girl, were lured by Kristopher T. Amos, 29, into an alley under the guise of searching for his lost drone, police said.

The children's grandmother, Candy Arthurs, 45, confronted Amos in the alley. He then pulled a large knife and stabbed her in the chest, and stabbed her grandson Jeremy Mullins, 7, in the shoulder. Her 8-year-old granddaughter was not hurt.

Arthurs was rushed to Mount Carmel West Hospital, but she never recovered from her injuries, and she died more than a month later, on Wednesday, police said. Mullins was treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital and recovered.

Amos already been charged with two counts of felonious assault, but an additional charge of murder was added once Arthurs died.

He was arrested without incident Wednesday morning.

According to court documents, Amos is being represented by Thomas J. Port with the Franklin County Public Defender Office. ABC News has reached out for comment.

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfires

California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfiresGoogle Earth(NEW YORK) -- Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

"It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. "The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures."

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

Spotter from Los Osos was reporting sprinkles from this high level moisture. Dry at lower levels. Rain evaporates. Also called "Virga" #cawx pic.twitter.com/sgxj3bdXZQ

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 18, 2017

However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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