US: Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple

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A man has finally been arrested for the alleged  shooting a teenage lesbian couple, after a two-year manhunt.

David Malcom Strickland, 27, was captured on Friday, in Helotes, Texas.

He is wanted in connection with the shooting of lesbian couple Mollie Olgin and Mary Chapa, 19 and 18, who he attacked in a park and left for dead in June 2012.

Olgin died following the attack, but Chapa, who was seriously injured, managed to survive, and was eventually able to recover.

According to KSAT, Strickland was taken into custody without incident, after collaboration from several different police bodies.

Robert Almonte, US Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said: “I am thrilled that the collaborative efforts of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Texas Rangers, and Portland Police Department resulted in Strickland’s arrest.

“He’s a stone cold killer who thought he got away with murder, but will finally pay for his crime. My sympathies and condolences go to the victims and their families who had to endure this wicked act of violence.”

Strickland faces charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated sexual assault.

In 2012, police claimed there was ‘no evidence’ that the attack on the couple had been motivated by their sexual orientation or their relationship.