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Child shot in Texas welfare standoff dies

Authorities: 12-year-old girl shot by mom in Texas welfare standoff dies By The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) ' Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died.

Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said Ramie Grimmer died Wednesday at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother, who authorities say was also shot by mother Rachelle Grimmer, is in critical condition.

Rachelle Grimmer was found dead Monday inside a state welfare office in Laredo. Authorities say the 38-year-old killed herself after shooting her children during a seven-hour standoff with police.

The family lived in a rundown trailer park and had been denied food stamps. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services says the agency rejected Grimmer's application because she did not submit enough information.

The family moved to Texas from Ohio.

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