John Feit Sentenced to Life in Prison

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UPDATE (12/8): The jury of the reached a decision on the punishment for 84-year-old John Feit.

Feit will serve the rest of his life in prison.


EDINBURG – A jury just reached their decision for a former priest on trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza.

The jury reached a guilty verdict minutes ago.

Eighty-four-year-old John Feit was the prime suspect in Garza’s death.

The school teacher’s body was found in a canal in Apr. 1960. She was last seen at confession at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen.

Feit was arrested last February in his Arizona home in connection with the death.

Now jurors will decide how long the former priest will spend behind bars.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m.

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