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Arrest Made In Attack That Left Texas Teen Dead, Girlfriend Hurt

A 27-year-old man was in custody Saturday in connection with an attack in 2012 that left a teenage Texas woman dead and her girlfriend seriously injured.

Mary Kristene Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin. (Courtesy photo)

HELOTES (June 21, 2014) David Malcom Strickland, 27, was in custody Saturday after his arrest on warrants stemming from an attack in 2012 at a South Texas park that left a teenage woman dead and her girlfriend seriously injured.

Officers arrested Strickland Friday at an apartment in Helotes, 10 miles northwest of San Antonio.

He was named in warrants charging capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault

The two teenagers were shot on June 23, 2012 at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, about seven miles north of Corpus Christi.

Mollie Olgin, 19, of Ingleside, died in the shooting that left Mary Kristene Chapa, then 18, critically injured.

The motive for the attack was a mystery, but authorities said investigators found no evidence suggesting the women's relationship was somehow involved.

The shooting led to an outpouring of support nationwide, especially in the gay and lesbian community.


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