Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:28

Murder In Texas: The Killer Was Finally Arrested

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Everyone remembers the terrible crime that hit a couple of lesbian teenagers in Texas, Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin, in June 2012. Almost two years after the fact, the murderer was finally arrested.

On June 23, 2012, in Portland, Texas, we had heard a lesbian teenager, Mollie, only 19, was killed by a gunshot to the head. Her girlfriend, Mary Kristene, 18, had survived. A true miracle.

Today, David Malcom Strickland, 27, the murderer, has finally been arrested.

As Ksat reports, according to a press release from the LSFTF, the group was contacted by the Texas Rangers on Friday morning for assistance in locating and arresting Strickland.

The agencies determined Strickland was hiding out in an apartment in the 1200 block of Bandera Road. 

Strickland was taken into custody without incident.

"The information that we received is that he approached them at gunpoint, he brought them down to a grassy area in the park and that's where the assault and shootings took place," said Chris Bozeman with the U.S. Marshals Service.

"I am thrilled that the collaborative efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Texas Rangers, and Portland Police Department resulted in Strickland’s arrest. He’s a stone cold killer who thought he got away with murder, but will finally pay for his crime," said Robert R. Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas. "My sympathies and condolences go to the victims and their families who had to endure this wicked act of violence."

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