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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:38 AM
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State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps
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Source: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour standoff with police that ended with her shooting her two children before killing herself, officials said Tuesday.

The children, a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, remained in critical condition Tuesday. The shooting took place at a Texas Department of Health and Human Services building in Laredo, where police said about 25 people were inside at the time.

Authorities identified the mother as Rachelle Grimmer, 38, and children Ramie and Timothy. Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza said Grimmer had recently moved to the border city from Zanesville, Ohio, about 30 miles east of Columbus.

Grimmer first applied for food stamps in July but was denied because she didn't turn in enough information, Texas Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said.

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Sad. There is your republican answer to reducing food stamp payments- just prevent people from getting them and they'll shot themselves. A couple fewer mouths to feed.
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