Dad of Murdered Lesbian Teen Calls for Justice
My 'guardian angel' was happy, says Mario Olgin
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2012 12:26 AM CDT
Updated Jun 28, 2012 12:57 AM CDT
Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, and Mollie Olgin, 19.   (maytexas38)
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(Newser) – The dad of the teenage lesbian shot dead in a Texas park called for justice yesterday. He immediately had a "bad feeling" when his 19-year-old daughter, Mollie, failed to show up for work, said Mario Olgin. “It was not like Mollie," he told KIII-TV. "If she had some place to be she was going to be there.” Mollie and her 18-year-old girlfriend, Mary Kristene Chapa, had been shot in the head by an unknown assailant. Mollie died at the scene, but Chapa is making an "amazing" recovery, her brother told NBC Latino.

Mollie has just finished her first semester of college and dreamed of becoming a psychiatrist. "She was happy," Olgin recalled. Now, "she's my guardian angel. I know she's looking down on us, in a better place." He's confident police will find her killer. "Justice will be served," he declared. Texas Rangers have joined Portland police in continuing to investigate the crime, but haven't yet discussed any progress. They haven't labeled the shootings a hate crime, but aren't ruling it out.

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