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 been prejudiced against him by decades of biased media reports.