Posted on July 16, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

An 18-year-old lesbian isn’t letting a gunshot wound to the head stop her from helping police find the assailant who shot her and murdered her girlfriend, according to ABC News.

Mary Kristene Chapa is still in the hospital recovering from her brain injury, but she has been assisting police in the investigation of the slaying Mollie Olgin at Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas, on June 22, ABC News reported.

Olgin’s body was found by a couple at the park. Olgin was laying next to Olgin, and both women had been shot in the head.

Chapa has already worked with a forensic expert to create a sketch of the murder suspect, who is a thin white male in his 20s, 5-foot-8 with a beard, according to ABC News. She then sat down the with sketch artist to refine her image of the suspect.

Chapa and Olgin were lesbians in a romantic relationship, but police have not characterized the shooting and murder as a hate crime at this juncture.

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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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