Attorneys done reviewing most evidence in Irene Garza murder case

The Monitor


EDINBURG — Attorneys declared they are closer to a trial during a brief hearing in the case of a former priest accused of killing a local teacher.

John Bernard Feit, the 83-year-old former priest and lone suspect in the death of Irene Garza, listened on Monday morning as his attorney O. Rene Flores, and the prosecutors for the state, Assistant District Attorneys Michael Garza and Krystine Ramon, gave the court an update on the case that was re-initiated last year, 60 years after the killing took place.

Garza said they have gone through most, if not all, of the evidence — more than 20,000 documents.

Flores said he too was ready — aside from another 1,000 or so documents which were recently turned over to him.

Both attorneys are still awaiting the results of lab analysis of some of the evidence.

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