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Lesbian Shooting: Survivor Recuperating From Brain Injury, Working With Police To ID Shooter

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ABC News
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July 16, 2012

Mary Kristene Chapa is intent on helping police catch the man who shot her in the head and murdered her girlfriend at a Texas park last month, even from her hospital bed as she recuperates from brain injuries.

“She wants very badly to help us identify Mollie’s murderer,” Portland, Texas, Police Department Chief Randy Wright said.

Police released a second sketch of the suspect today, which was refined from the first version Chapa worked with a forensic artist to create.

“It is unusual to go back and refine a suspect drawing,” Wright said. “But in this case, our eyewitness sustained a brain injury that initially affected her ability to communicate effectively. The good news is she has made exceptional progress. Her sight and speech have improved and she can now interact with the artist much better.”