On Wednesday, a South Texas jury convicted 30-year-old David Malcom Stickland of capital murder and aggravated sexual assault for the rape of teenage lesbian couple Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa and the murder of Olgin.

"I'm happy justice was served but it doesn't bring [Mollie] back," Chapa told SFGN.

Stickland was found guilty for sexually assaulting Olgin, 19, and Chapa, 18 at the time, and shooting them both in the head execution-style with a large-caliber gun. The couple was found by nearby birdwatchers the next day.

Now convicted, Stickland will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Olgin died of her injuries at the scene, but Chapa survived and required physical rehabilitation. Over four years after the tragic incident, she testified against Stickland.

Following the verdict, Kristene Chapa spoke to KRIS TV. “I was very shocked at first,” Chapa told KRIS 6 News following the verdict. “I didn’t know what to expect exactly, I was hoping that they (the jury) would see all the evidence that we had and they would go our way. (It was) very emotional ... I wanted to just burst out in tears.”

According to The New Civil Rights Movement, prosecutors did not treat the incident as a hate-crime, and so did not pursue the death penalty.

"There wasn't enough evidence to point to a hate crime," Chapa said.

To donate towards Chapa's medical bills, check out her GoFundMe page.


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