Tag: John Feit

Judge Denies Change of Venue in Feit Trial

The trial for former priest John Feit who stands accused of the murder of the McAllen beauty queen Irene Garza in 1960, will stay in Hidalgo County. Feit’s defense claimed that after extensive media coverage, Feit would not receive a fair trial in Hidalgo County, and presented articles, video clips and other media on the case. Today, Judge Luis Singleterry denied the defense’s request to have the trial moved. Feit previously worked at the Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, and is allegedly the last person to have seen Garza in April of 1960, after she went to confession. Authorities...

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Ex-Priest John Feit’s Trial Set to Begin

Edinburg (KFXV) — The faith of the Ex-priest John Feit will be determined by a jury starting on April 24th. 92nd district judge, Luis Singleterry will be presiding over the case. As FOX has reported, Feit is accused of killing Irene Garza more than 50 years ago. Today, back in court for a preliminary hearing where the trial date was set and he will be back in court for another hearing before trial begins on February 20th. This after prosecutors gathered enough evidence and Feit was arrested at his Arizona home around a year ago – and brought back...

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Former Priest John Feit Back in Court

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Former priest John Feit accused of the murder of Irene Garza more than 50 years ago showed up in court for a pretrial hearing . It had been a couple of months since Feit’s last hearing.Today was more of a status check as both the state and defense are still preparing for trial.That could kick off early 2017. Former priest John Feit was escorted by sheriff’s deputies into the 92nd District Court this morning. The defense says they are gathering and reviewing evidence that defense attorney Rene Flores says will take more time.The state and defense...

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Former Priest John Feit Back in Court

Edinburg (KFXV) — John Feit, former priest who is the main suspect in the death of Irene Garza back in 1960 was back in court In the hearing, the prosecutor and defense presented to the judge, a review of more than 20,000 documents and physical evidence. They also reported that are prepared to visit Sacred Heart Church where the alleged crime happened as well as the Basilica of San Juan. October 27th, there will be another hearing where both sides will disclose more on research, and the judge will decided on a date for...

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John Feit, Former Priest and Murder Suspect, Faces Judge

New information on John Feit, the former priest and prime suspect in the 1960 murder of Irene Garza. Now, the defense is asking for access to the physical evidence documents and the prosecution’s list of witnesses. During the hearing this morning, a motion was granted to visit the scene of the crime, now the church has a deadline of June 15th to respond. If the church approves, the defense will be able to take video and pictures on church grounds. This March a judge placed a million dollar bond on the former priest which Feit’s attorney tried to get...

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