Fr. John B. Feit

Order: sP
Ordained: 1959
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Ordained for Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Pleaded no contest 1962 to reduced charge of aggravated assault for grabbing a young woman in church in 1960. Shortly after the 1960 assault, he became prime suspect in rape/murder of another young woman in McAllen, TX. Feit worked at Servants of the Paraclete treatment facility for clergy in NM for several years and joined the order. Becamed Superior; placed many abusers in outside positions. Left order in 1972, married and raised a family. Worked many yrs for St. Vincent de Paul Society in Phoenix. In 2002 a former priest told police Feit confessed the murder to him in 1963. Grand jury investigation in 2004. Not indicted. Arrested 2/9/16 on charges related to the 1960 murder. Waived extradition. Convicted at trial 12/7/17. Sentenced to life in prison. Was to be transferred to state prison, the Byrd Unit in Huntsville. Died in prison 2/11/20.

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