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John Feit Sentenced To Life In Prison

One of the longest unsolved murder cases in the country has finally come to an end John Feit was found guilty in the death of Irene Garza and is sentenced to life in prison. After seven days in court Feit has finally been given a verdict and a sentence, he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. After the sentencing, Hidalgo District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez held a press conference in regards to the now-closed cold case. Linda de la Viña, one of Irene’s cousin also spoke of how justice was served after all of these years, Fox News...

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Final Testimonies in Fiet Trial

Final testimonies were heard today in court in the murder of Irene Garza. Former priest, John Feit says he won’t take the stand. A total of 23 witnesses took the stand in the John Feit trail with the final three testimonies being heard today. A forensic pathologist was one of the witnesses to take the stand who studied the records of Irene Garza’s autopsy, although she was not authorized to specifically talk about Garza’s body but was granted to speak in general terms. The defense presented an acquaintance of Irene Garza who claims to have seen her that day...

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Former Reporter Says Feit Confessed To Murder

Three people took the witnesses stand, among them, a former reporter for Dallas Morning News, who interviewed a priest, John Feit worked with. Brooks Egerton, says that during the interview, with priest Joseph O’Brien in 2004–Feit, confessed to killing Irene. Feit’s defense argued that O’Brien suffered from a syndrome that made him fabricate situations or statements. Thomas Patrick Doyle, an inactive Catholic priest who focuses on canon law, was asked to examine a letter by church officials, in which they asked to transfer Feit to another location. The defense pled objection to all of today’s witness testimonies but, Judge...

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Witnesses Take The Stand in John Feit Trial

While on the stand the former journalist testified under oath that the prosecutor in the 60’s said that they had come to a compromise with the church so that Feit would not be processed in Irene Garza’s case. Darryl Davis was a news reporter in the 60’s who covered Feit in another court case involving a woman named Maria America Guerra who accused Feit of trying to violate her at an Edinburg church. He pled no contest and was charged with aggravated assault and given a 500 dollar fine but walked away, a free...

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John Feit Trial Set To Begin

Former Roman Catholic priest is due to stand trial this week on charges he beat, raped and strangled to death a Texas beauty queen nearly 60 years ago after hearing her last confession. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Tuesday and opening statements are expected on Thursday at a state district court in Hidalgo County in south Texas. The trial is likely to take about two weeks, according to officials.  Today a family member shared her feelings about the upcoming trial with our cameras. Attorneys for Feit tried unsuccessfully to have the trial moved, arguing that local residents had...

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