- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a woman who fired on deputies in a long standoff after attacking and killing a man inside a home on California’s Central Coast has died at a hospital of a terminal illness.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 62-year-old Nicole Honait Luxor had been arrested on suspicion of one count of murder and 36 counts of attempted murder for her gunfight with deputies at the home in Paso Robles in November.

Authorities say she died Saturday after several stints in the hospital since her arrest. No specifics were given on her illness.

Deputies had gone to her house following reports of an assault and found a dead man, Benjamin Derrel Terra, inside.

Authorities say Luxor retreated to an upstairs bedroom and fired one shot at deputies, forcing them to get out of the house, starting a standoff of some nine hours.

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