Posted on 8/11/2016

Defendant: Kristopher T. Amos

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “A grandmother and her two grandchildren thought they were doing a good deed by helping the suspect find his drone in an alley.  While they were searching for it, the suspect stabbed the grandmother in the chest, and then stabbed the seven year old boy in his shoulder.  The victim managed to get the two children to safety before losing consciousness.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Kristopher T. Amos, age 29, for two counts of Murder  and one count of Felonious Assault in connection to the June 23, 2016 stabbing of Candy Arthurs, age 45,  and her grandson, age 7, that occurred in the alley behind a home in the 200 block of N. Oakley Avenue.  Amos is required to register as a sex offender as he has two prior convictions for child enticement.  It is alleged that Amos asked the victims to help him find his lost drone in the alley.  Once in the alley, Amos pulled out a knife and stabbed Arthurs and her grandson.  Arthurs was able to push the children to safety.  Prosecutor O’Brien stated, “Through this grandmother’s heroic act, she was able to save her grandchildren from this predator’s intended violent acts.  Unfortunately, she could not save herself.” The grandson was treated and released for his injuries.  Arthurs died approximately a month and a half later as a result of the attack.

            Amos will be arraigned on Monday, August 15th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas at 345 S. High Street.