Mother Kills Two Children During Standoff

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By Alison Henderson
Two children are dead after a seven hour standoff Monday at the Laredo, Texas welfare office, according to a Washington Post report.

12-year-old Ramie Grimmer, who was shot and killed by her mother posted a "prophetic" message on Facebook during the stand-off that read "May die 2day," according to an LA Times report. 10-year-old Timothy Grimmer was also shot during the standoff, and died Thursday at San Antonio hospital from gunshot wounds.

The mother came to the office armed demanding food stamps after being rejected for an incomplete application.

"We closed the case on Aug. 8 because we hadn't received proof of her income," agency spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said in an email to the Washington Post. "If we had that, it's quite likely she would have been eligible for benefits."

Grimmer threatened employees and held the office supervisor hostage, according to the Washington Post report. Police later found Grimmer dead and her children in critical condition.

Laredo police police information officer, Joe Bezza said the case is still under investigation, according to the Washington Post report.

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