Testimony to Resume This Morning in the Irene Garza Murder Trial
By Zack Cantu
710 KURV News Talk
December 1, 2017
It’ll be day two of testimony starting this morning in the murder trial of former McAllen priest John Feit, accused of killing former McAllen beauty queen Irene Garza 57 years ago. Prosecutors kicked off the first day of testimony late Thursday morning by calling local attorney Darrell Davis to the stand. Five more witnesses were questioned before the trial adjourned for the day. Before that, prosecutors used their opening statements to say that Feit engaged in “betrayal, murder, and cover-up” when he raped and suffocated Garza. They told the Hidalgo County jury that Feit committed the murder with “malice and forethought”, saying Feit heard Garza’s Easter weekend confession, then lured her to the rectory of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and killed her. Defense attorneys, in their opening statements, told jurors there wasn’t enough evidence in 1960 to show Feit committed murder and there isn’t enough evidence now. A 7 woman-5 man jury is hearing the high-profile case.