Former McAllen priest John Feit waives extradition to Texas
February 25, 2016
|Texas now has 30 days to retrieve Feit from Arizona.|
John Feit, the former McAllen priest accused of killing Irene Garza in 1960, has waived extradition to Texas.
Feit was arrested at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on Feb. 9 and later booked into the Maricopa County jail.
The 83-year-old man waived his right to extradition during a hearing Wednesday.
Feit has long been suspected of killing Garza, whose body was pulled from an irrigation canal in McAllen in 1960.
The state of Texas now has 30 days to retrieve Feit from Arizona.
"He has waived extradition at this time - that means that Arizona accepted the governor's warrant from the state of Texas, and at today's hearing Feit waived extradition," said Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez in a statement to CBS 4 News. "So now we have up to 30 days to pick up and transport Feit back to Texas to Hidalgo County. We are one step closer to dispensing justice on this case."