Great-grandmother dies after brutal attack, home invasion

A great-grandmother beaten and set on fire during an attack at her home has died.

Relatives of Dorothy Dow, 83, told FOX 5 she passed away Saturday at Grady Memorial Hospital. Authorities in Meriwether County arrested and charged five people in connection with the incident earlier this month.

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Beth Dow said the attack three weeks ago left her mother-in-law in critical condition and on a respirator. Dow said, even in her loved ones's last days, she thought of the accused, some of whom picked berries on her property.

"Right after it happened, she asked our friend to pray for the people who did this to her," Dow said.

Dow said, in light of Dorothy's death, she wants the charges upgraded.