EDINBURG, Texas – The Newest on the homicide trial of an ex-priest within the 1960 dying of a Texas lady (all occasions native):
A former priest has been discovered responsible of homicide within the 1960 slaying of a South Texas instructor and one-time magnificence queen who was a member of the parish he served.
A Hidalgo County jury deliberated 6½ hours after listening to 5 days of deliberations earlier than returning its verdict within the homicide trial of eighty five-yr-previous John Bernard Feit. He was accused of strangling 25-yr-previous Irene Garza to demise in McAllen, Texas.
Authorities stated Garza visited Sacred Coronary heart Catholic Church in McAllen, the place Feit was a priest, on April sixteen, 1960. Garza, who was Miss All South Texas Sweetheart 1958, had deliberate to go to confession that night. She by no means returned residence.
Prosecutors introduced proof that elected and church officers suspected Feit of killing the lady however needed to keep away from prosecuting him as a result of it’d hurt the church’s fame and elected officers politically.
The homicide trial of a former priest accused of killing a lady in South Texas in 1960 has been despatched to the jury.