A suspect in a Texas double shooting that left one lesbian teen dead has been arrested.
NBC News is reporting that David Malcolm Strickland faces charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault for the June 23, 2012 attack on Mollie Olgin, 19, and Kristene Chapa, then 18. Meanwhile, Strickland's wife Laura Kimberly, 23, faces charges of tampering with evidence.
The pair was arrested at an apartment in Helotes, Texas.
Olgin was pronounced dead when authorities arrived on the scene at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas, while Chapa survived after being rushed to a nearby hospital, where she had surgery.
According to reports, Olgin and Chapa had been in a relationship for about five months at the time of the attack. Meanwhile, Strickland's June 20 arrest took place just days before the two-year anniversary of the attack, officials pointed out.
“I hope that it gives them some closure knowing that this person is taken off the street. We've been working very hard to make sure we get him as soon as possible," Portland Police Chief Gary Giles told NBC. "A series of fortunate events has led us to this point and I'm just very happy that we could help in — at least at this point — in bringing him to justice.”
Chapa, who is now 20, has been recovering from her injuries in the two years since the attack, and most recently went for rehabilitation at the TIRR Memorial Hospital in Houston, according to reports.
"Thanks everyone for the texts, messages, and calls but my family and I are just kinda in shock and just shook up," she wrote on Facebook. "We need time to let it sink and just process the news we've waited on for two years please keep us in your prayers."
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