Former Priest to Appear in State Court
April 18, 2016
A former Catholic priest charged with murdering a Rio Grande Valley woman nearly 60 years ago is set to appear in state court on Tuesday.
John Feit will go before Judge Luis Singleterry at 9 a.m. His attorney wants his bond reduced.
The 83-year-old is in custody under a $1 million bond. Feit is charged with the murder of former beauty queen Irene Garza in April 1960.
Court documents allege Feit killed the 25-year-old when she visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen to offer confession.
Feit was arrested in Arizona in February and extradited back to the Valley in March.