In 2012, Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin, a couple of five months, were brutally attacked at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas. The two were shot in the head, execution style. Mollie died at the scene but Kristene was rushed to the hospital with head injuries. She survived and is continuing to recover every day, through the support of family and friends. A fund has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.
MSNBC did a beautiful digital story on Kristene and Mollie, covering the attack, the upcoming trial, Kristene's recovery, and the impact this murder has had on the south Texas LGBT community. Take a look:
You can support Kristene and Mollie now by sharing GLAAD's graphic, taking to social media to call for #justice4KrisandMollie, and donating to the Chapa family's medical expense fund.
David Strickland faces charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping. At his first pre-trial hearing Strickland said he wanted the trail to begin to "get the truth out." From inside a police car, he held a sign up that said, "Wake up America, the media is lying to you."