Mother-of-two Kristie Mcbride has died following a savage stabbing attack in the front yard of her sister's home.
The 39-year-old Warilla resident was visiting her sister Carly Mcbride in Wegit Way, Warrawong on Wednesday, November 22 when a brawl erupted after a gang of youths descended on the street around 6.30pm.
Kristie was stabbed and left with a wound the size of a $5 note in her torso, a witness said.
She died at Wollongong Hospital on Friday, December 1, just over a week after she was stabbed.
NSW Police issued a statement saying detectives had been notified following her death.
The Police Media Unit said investigations into the incident continue, and reiterated that an adult and six teenagers have been charged in relation to the matter and remain before the courts.
There was no mention of any changes to the charges on Saturday afternoon.
The fight had allegedly been organised on Instagram and a court has since heard teenagers took "knives, bats and pieces of wood" with them.
Seven people have been charged for their involvement in the brawl, including six female teenagers - two aged 14, two aged 15, two aged 17 - along with a 37-year-old woman. They have all faced court and three of the teenagers remain behind bars.
"The girls [Kristie's 14 and 18-year-old daughters] are devastated and my son is having panic attacks," she said.
Kristie's family had been holding a vigil at her bedside in hospital until she died.
On social media posts after the news of her death was announced, her family and friends expressed their grief and shock, while others spoke of the way she had touched their lives.
"Kristy and her partner took me in when I was 16 and kicked out of home and at my worst," one man said.