Kristene Chapa

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VIDEO: Kristene Chapa, lesbian survivor of Texas shooting, tells MSNBC: "God loves everybody. He left me here for a reason"

Last night, MSNBC premiered an online original segment to catch up with Kristene, her advocates, and community members—known to her friends as Kris—about her intensive physical therapies, the aftermath of the brutal attack, coming out to her family, the ways in which Kris continues to inspire her community and young LGBT people throughout Texas and beyond.

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Kristene Chapa Leaves Hospital, Learns of Mollie's Death & Gives a Face to Her 'Monster' Attacker

Kristene Chapa has left the hospital and helped the police sketch the man who shot her and her girlfriend, Mary Olgin, execution style in June, leaving Kristene in critical condition and Mollie dead. She has begun rehabilitative therapies and was told for the first time that Mollie did not survive.

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