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Lesbian Texas teen makes heroic recovery after unresolved shootings

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A teenager who was shot in a brutal attack that claimed her girlfriend's life has learned to sit, walk and even smile again one year after the couple's assailant left them for dead in a quiet bayside park.

But Kristene Chapa, 19, is struggling in many ways with the enormity of what happened last June 23: While out with her girlfriend, Mollie Judith Olgin, a man with a gun forced the pair down a steep incline in the park, bound them and shot them in the head.

On the anniversary of the attack on Sunday, Chapa plans to lay flowers at the site in the park though her other visits there have resurfaced the pain and fear of that night.

“I want them to hurry up and find the person because ... there are still times where I find myself scared, wondering if they're going to come after me,” she told NBC News earlier in June. “I'm always looking around, seeing if I recognize anyone. There's still a part of me that's scared.”

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