New DA to Review Old Cases

Valley Central

by Tiffany Huertas

Supporters from all over the valley gathered Thursday evening at the Pharr Events Center for the swearing-in of the new Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez. On hand to administer the oath of office was Representative Joaquin Castro of San Antonio

Some supporters said the change is long overdue and hope Rodriguez will listen to them.

“I totally believe that he will look into not only the Irene Garza case, but all cases,” said Noemi Sigler, Supporter.

The Garza family has supported Rodriguez since the beginning. They’ve been trying to get the unsolved murder case of Irene Garza re-opened for years.

The former Texas beauty queen and schoolteacher was killed more than 50 years ago, but no one has ever been charged for her death. The Garza’s said when they approached the now former DA Rene Guerra about reviewing the case, they got the cold shoulder.

“He showed absolutely no compassion, to the point of being disrespectful, and I will go out on a limb and say cruel,” said Noemi Sigler, Garza family member.

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