Defense Requests Change of Venue in John Feit Case
EDINBURG - The defense team representing former priest John Feit is asking for change of venue for his upcoming murder trial.
Attorneys O. Rene Flores and Ricardo Flores submitted the court documents on April 4. The motion suggests that Feit would not be able to receive a fair and impartial trial in Hidalgo County. The document goes on to state that a jury comprised of people who are from the area would not be able to consider the evidence without outside influence. The motion cites local and national media coverage as a reason Feit might not get a fair trial in the Rio Grande Valley.
92nd District Judge Luis Singleterry will now consider the motion.
Feit is accused of killing Irene Garza in 1960. He was arrested and charged last year in Phoenix, Arizona before being extradited back to the Valley.
Feit's next scheduled court date is April 24.
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