EDINBURG, Texas – A former priest, convicted of murdering a feminine parishioner greater than fifty seven years in the past, now faces testimony on what punishment he ought to obtain.
A South Texas jury is listening to that testimony Friday, a day after discovering eighty five-yr-previous John Bernard Feit (FYTE) responsible of homicide within the April 1960 strangulation dying of schoolteacher Irene Garza, a 25-yr-previous former magnificence queen.
Feit was a 28-yr-previous priest at a McAllen, Texas, Catholic church on the time of Garza’s dying. Proof signifies that South Texas authorities tried to look away from suspicions concerning the priest in 1960 to guard the church. Years of strain by Garza’s household lastly prompted a newly elected district lawyer to reopen the case.
The Hidalgo County jury that convicted Feit can now sentence him to as much as life imprisonment.