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

(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."

Ramie Marie Grimmer (right) poses with a friend. The 12-year-old died after she was shot by her mom.
Ramie Marie Grimmer (right) poses with a friend. The 12-year-old died after she was shot by her mom.   (Facebook)
Timothy Grimmer, 10, was shot by his mom in a Texas welfare office when she failed to get food stamps to feed her family. He died yesterday, a day after his 12-year-old sister.
Timothy Grimmer, 10, was shot by his mom in a Texas welfare office when she failed to get food stamps to feed her family. He died yesterday, a day after his 12-year-old sister.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jamie Rodriguez)
A rescue unit of the Laredo Fire Department parks Monday at the side of the Texas Health and Human Services Offices, where a suicidal mom shot her two children after failing to obtain food stamps.
A rescue unit of the Laredo Fire Department parks Monday at the side of the Texas Health and Human Services Offices, where a suicidal mom shot her two children after failing to obtain food stamps.   (AP Photo/The Laredo Morning Times, Ulysses S. Romero)
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