A woman's felonious assault charge has been upgraded to
murder after her 84-year-old boyfriend died in the hospital on Thursday following an
Over-the-Rhine shooting in September.
Officers say that at 84-year-old James Arrington was shot in
chest on September 29. The incident happened in the 100 block of East McMicken
Avenue. Arrington survived the assault and was transported to University
Hospital Medical Center.
Arrington's girlfriend, 53-year-old Lois Welcher, was
arrested and charged with felonious assault.
On Thursday, police say that Arrington died as a result to
Homicide investigators charged Welcher with murder on
Friday. Welcher is currently being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Anyone with information about
this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 352-3542
or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.