Ohio Grandma Dies After She Was Stabbed Protecting Her Grandkids

Ohio Grandma Dies After She Was Stabbed Protecting Her Grandkids
A sex offender stabbed Candy Arthurs in a Columbus, Ohio, alley.

Candy Arthurs died protecting her grandchildren.

"She always said she would die for them, and that's exactly what she did," Arthurs' daughter Amanda Gibson told WCMH.

According to police, a sex offender stabbed Arthurs in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of June.

Gibson said: "She's definitely a hero. It's hard because she lost her life, but she saved both of my kids' lives that night."

Arthurs has five grandchildren.

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The 45-year-old died Wednesday at a local hospital after a month of being treated for her injuries.

Authorities say registered sex offender Kristopher Amos asked a group of children to help him find his drone. When Arthurs approached the 29-year-old, he reportedly stabbed her 7-year-old grandson in the shoulder. Police believe Amos then went after her.

The 7-year-old is doing well and is expected to fully recover at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Amos has since been charged with one count of murder and two counts of assault with a bond set at $2.5 million.

Reports say neighbors in the area didn't know that Amos was a sex offender. In 2010, he was put on the register after he tried to get kids to shower with him at a YMCA.

Arthurs' family set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical costs and funeral arrangements. It has raised more than $6,800 as of Saturday morning. 

This video includes clips from WSYXWBNS and WCMH and images from GoFundMe and Columbus Police.