Former Zanesville-Area Girl Dies In Texas

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Dec 8, 2011 5:16 am

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl shot by her mother during a standoff at a Texas welfare office has died.

The family moved to Texas from the Zanesville-area.

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.
 

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