By PAUL J. WEBER
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Relatives are mourning the death of a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother in a Texas welfare office where the struggling family had been denied food stamps.
Ramie Grimmer died late Wednesday night at a San Antonio hospital. Her 10-year-old brother, who police say was also shot by their mother, was still in critical condition.
Authorities say Rachelle Grimmer shot her kids and then killed herself in a Laredo welfare office Monday following a seven-hour standoff with police.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services says the agency crossed paths with the troubled family before. Investigators visited the Grimmers last year after police near Corpus Christi found the family staying in a tent on a beach.
State officials say Grimmer was denied food stamps because her application was incomplete.
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