Second Child Shot by Mom in Welfare Office Dies
Timothy, Ramie Marie Grimmer killed after mom fails to get food stamps
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2011 1:59 AM CST
Ramie Marie Grimmer (right) poses with a friend. The 12-year-old died after she was shot by her mom.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – The second of two kids shot by their suicidal mom in a Texas welfare office has died, reports AP. Timothy Grimmer, 10, died of his wounds a day after his 12-year-old sister, Ramie Marie. Their mother, Rachelle Grimmer, apparently snapped when she failed to get food stamps to feed her family, and shot both kids and herself. She died at the scene. Chillingly, a fearful Ramie Marie posted on her Facebook page shortly before the shooting, "May die 2day," and added: "Tear gas, seriasly."

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lasano
Dec 9, 2011 12:21 PM CST
Obviously this woman had unfortunate issues. My question is...if she couldn't support her children why didn't she put them into foster care? or have her mother take care of them? Foster care doesn't mean that she doesn't love them, or that she wouldn't be able to see them, it would have allowed herself to fix her life so that she could have provided a better life for her children. I'm sure it would have been painful to have them live away from her, but she could have slept safe knowing that they are being taken care of. Instead, now, she and her children are all dead. :-(
Dave99
Dec 9, 2011 8:44 AM CST
Well the cons over at Fark will be celebrating this. They practically had a party when the first story about this shooting came out. Yeah they really have those family values.
janelanejones
Dec 9, 2011 5:31 AM CST
The mother is absolutely terrible but this is symptom of a MUCH bigger problem. You know that in states like California and Texas, something like 60-70% or more of illegals receive welfare while only 38% of citizens do? Because of all this mess, it's become more difficult for legitimate American citizens to apply and receive the aid they need. People who are truly in need must navigate their way through all this red tape that it becomes frustrating.