Pretrial Motions Filed in Irene Garza Murder Case
April 19, 2016
Prosecutors and defense attorneys gathered in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing in the 1960 Irene Garza murder case. Attorneys for the man charged with killing her, former McAllen priest John Feit, filed several routine motions, but also asked the judge to grant them access to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where Feit heard the 25-year-old Garza’s confession the night she was raped and killed. 92nd District Court Judge Luis Singleterry granted the request. However, no decision was made on a bond reduction requested by the defense.
Feit has been in the Hidalgo County jail on a 1-million dollar bond since being extradited from Maricopa County Arizona a little more than a month ago. Feit had been arrested at his home in suburban Phoenix in February, days after a Hidalgo County grand jury indicted him in the 56-year-old murder case.