Aug 17, 2014 6:58 PM by Michelle Margaux
CORPUS CHRISTI - Kristene Chapa speaks out for the first time since the man accused of shooting her and Mollie Olgin in a Portland park back in 2012 was indicted.
A grand jury found there was enough evidence to indict David Strickland for capital murder. Olgin died from her injuries but Chapa survived and continues rehabilitation as she recovers.
Today in Sinton dozens of people came out to help alleviate some of the financial expenses the Chapa family faces.
Today a long line of cars waited to get washed in order at a fundraiser for shooting survivor Kristene Chapa. The non-profit organization T.U.F.F (Trucks Uniting For Fundraising) hosted the event.
"People have more effect in numbers and that's basically what we're doing, we're showing an example of just that pure fact," said T.U.F.F. Founder Steve Gomez.
Chapa is still fighting a long and hard battle as she continues her therapy in Houston.
"I'm just thankful for all the support that I have out there from everybody in the communities that come together for me from the tragedy and everything. I just want him to be behind bars and convicted for what he has done and her too, Laura Strickland, that's what I want," said Chapa.
A mere twenty-years old, Chapa has learned from this tragedy and shares her advice.
"I would just like to warn all the younger kids and teenagers out there to be aware of their surroundings and never let your guard down and tragedies can happen to you too," advised Chapa.
1 day ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more