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Suspect in deadly South Texas attack on two lesbian teens captured

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Mary Chapa (left) and Mollie Olgin
HELOTES, Texas -- A suspect in a 2012 attack at a South Texas park that left a woman dead and her girlfriend injured has been captured near San Antonio. The San Patricio County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said 27-year-old David Malcom Strickland faces transfer to the jail in Sinton. [...]

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Police release new sketch of suspect in shooting of lesbian couple

Monday, July 16, 2012
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PORTLAND, Texas -- Texas Rangers and the Portland police department have released a new sketch of the suspected shooter in the June 22 attack that claimed one young woman's life and left her partner struggling to recover in a Texas neurological rehabilitation center. [...]

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Police release sketch of suspect in shooting of lesbian couple in Texas

Thursday, July 5, 2012
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PORTLAND, Texas -- Investigators in Portland, Texas have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a lesbian teen couple at a public park in suburban of Corpus Christi last month. [...]

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Tragedy strikes Texas: My trip to a vigil for a lesbian couple

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Violet Andrews Park is the type of serene refuge that people visit to get over the death of a loved one, not the type of place where people are brutally murdered. Surely, a violent encounter was the last thing on the minds of Olgin and Chapa when they went to [...]

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More than 100 attend D.C. vigil for Texas lesbian couple

Sunday, July 1, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- More than 100 people gathered in Dupont Circle on Friday for a vigil in honor of a lesbian couple who was shot last week in a Texas park. [...]

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Why I’m going to a Texas vigil to mourn a lesbian couple

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mary Christine Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin
I’m going to Texas on Friday to mourn the loss of a beautiful young girl at a vigil in the park where she and her girlfriend were shot. But I’m also hoping this tragedy wakes people up to the nightmares on the horizon that are sure to come if our [...]

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Teenage lesbian couple found shot in Texas park, one fatally wounded

Monday, June 25, 2012
Mary Christine Chapa (left) and Mollie Judith Olgin
PORTLAND, Texas -- A teen-aged lesbian couple has been found shot in a public park in this small Texas resort community just northeast of Corpus Christi. [...]

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