Family Involved in the Hostage Situation Lived in Extreme Poverty
We continue to get more information on the status of the family's economical situation.
Several Laredoans came up to Pro8news and said they witnessed the families needs first hand.
Before this incident some witnesses decided to not be on camera but said the family the family was in exteme need of help. We are told they were seen waiting outside some local stores looking hungry.
It's a Pro8news exclusive.
We are told that the family had been trying to get help from the Texas Health and Human Services but had not been able to do so, even though their living conditions were devastating.
The family of three lived in a small rv in north Laredo, where they lacked basic necesities. This neighbor says they should have checked her living conditions before making her wait for help from the state.
An old refrigetator and stove were located outside the old R-V. We are told the mother rarely cooked becuase they had no food. As time passed by, so did her desperation. We were also told that friends of the family constantly tried to help them with food items, but the mother did not easily accept free items. She was also working on some independent job ideas on how to bring a little more money to the home.
Reporting from the studio, Carolina Garcia