Philly Vigil for Texas Teen Lesbian Couple Brutally Shot

On Friday, June 22, Mollie Judith Olgin, age 19 (pictured right), and her girlfriend Mary Kristene Chapa (left), 18, were out at Violet Texas Park in South Texas, probably enjoying a romantic evening together at the park, which overlooks the Corpus Christi Bay.

Little did they know it would be their last night together.

Mollie and Mary were found unconscious at 9 a.m. the following day in a grassy area by a passer-by, both teens with gunshot wounds to the head. Mollie was pronounced dead. Mary was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she remains in serious but stable condition in the intensive care unit.

Police have recovered a bullet casing from the scene, but have no suspect, no motive, and no actual weapon. “It appears as if this was not just a random attack, but that’s something we really have to develop over time,” said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright.

Please come out to Love Park on Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. to honor the young couple, and all women who have been targeted for loving other women. The vigil, organized by members of the Philly Dyke March, will feature speakers, a minute of silence, and a lighting of candles at 8:30 p.m.

The Chapa family is also without health insurance. If you’re interested in making a donation to fund her treatment and recovery, please click here.

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