Tag: John Feit

Pre-trial date for John Feit Rescheduled

This week the pre-trial date for John Feit was rescheduled.The murder of South Texan beauty queen and teacher, Irene Garza in 1960 not only rattled the valley but the entire country. Irene Garza, twenty- five at the time, was last seen the night of April sixteenth at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen. Fifty-seven years ago, Garza’s body was found in an irrigation canal five days after she went missing. The main suspect in this case was found to be John Feit who was a priest at Sacred Heart at the time. The case went cold for decades until recently...

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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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