This story is beyond heartbreaking. From the article:
SAN ANTONIO — The grandmother of two children shot by their mother inside a Texas welfare office said Wednesday her former daughter-in-law had a history of mental problems leading up to the standoff in a state building where the struggling family had been denied food stamps.
One of children appeared to post a chilling update on Facebook while Rachelle Grimmer squared off with police. The profile of Ramie Grimmer, 12, was updated to read “may die 2day” just hours before authorities say her mother shot the girl and her brother, then killed herself to end the seven-hour standoff.
Ramie Grimmer and Timothy, 10, remained in critical condition Wednesday.
They had moved to Texas this summer from Ohio. The state denied Grimmer’s application for food stamps in August, but Mary Lee Shepherd said her grandchildren’s mother had problems beyond trying to feed her family.