$500M Lawsuit Filed Against Man Convicted of Raping, Shooting Teen Lesbian Couple

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(EDGE) A Texas man sentenced to life in prison for raping and shooting a teenage lesbian couple in Texas is being sued for $500 million by the survivor of the attack, My San Antonio reports.

David Strickland, 30, was found guilty last year of raping and shooting Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, and her girlfriend Mollie Olgin, 19, in a park near Corpus Christi, Texas in 2012. Olgin died at the scene but Chapa, who was shot in the head, survived the brutal assault. The girls were found several hours later by people passing by.

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Last September, Strickland was convicted of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to life in prison. 

Chapa has now filed a lawsuit against Strickland, his father Larry Joe Strickland and Taft Pharmacy, Larry Joe's company, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Patricio County, obtained by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

The court documents say Chapa suffers from lifelong injuries because of the shooting. She has tunnel vision and a limp and has undergone physical rehab and medical treatment. 

The suit alleges that during the initial trial, David Strickland "showed absolutely no remorse for his actions." 

"Indeed he sneered at Chapa and her family throughout the criminal trial, and cavalierly maintained he was not guilty despite the overwhelming evidence against him," the suit reads. It goes on to claim Larry Joe Strickland "was well aware of his son's violent tendencies, but did nothing to warn others or take action to stop his son's proclivities."


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