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Woman denied food stamps kills self, shoots children

Posted By admin On December 7, 2011 @ 4:31 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jim Forsyth
Reuters [1]
December 7, 2011

A woman in the border city of Laredo, Texas who was angry because she had been denied food stamps killed herself and shot and critically wounded her two children late on Monday, authorities said on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old woman entered the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in downtown Laredo on Monday afternoon and demanded to speak to a supervisor, said investigator Joe Baeza of the Laredo Police Department.

The woman, whom he declined to identify, pulled out a handgun and started walking through the office, threatening several employees, he said.

“She had issues and felt that she had been let down by social services in general,” Baeza told Reuters on Tuesday. “She was making all sorts of outlandish claims.”

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[2] 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969: http://www.prisonplanet.com/35-million-americans-on-food-stamps-12-percent-of-u-s-population-on-food-stamps-highest-since-records-kept-in-1969.html

[3] Study: In US, 90 percent of black children will be fed by food stamps: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-in-us-90-percent-of-black-children-will-be-fed-by-food-stamps.html

[4] Police Officer shoots and kills man trying to escape armed robbery: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-officer-shoots-and-kills-man-trying-to-escape-armed-robbery.html

[5] Woman, 90, shoots herself moments before bailiffs repossess her home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/woman-90-shoots-herself-moments-before-bailiffs-repossess-her-home.html

[6] More than 1 in 6 Tennesseans on food stamps: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-than-1-in-6-tennesseans-on-food-stamps.html

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