UPDATE: Prosecution Witness Implies A Church Coverup Of The Murder Of Irene Garza

710 KURV News Talk
December 5, 2017

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An expert prosecution witness has been testifying today about past efforts by the Catholic Church to hide the actions of bad priests. Hidalgo County prosecutors in the murder trial of former McAllen priest John Feit today called to the stand Thomas Doyle, who has investigated child sexual abuse by priests and written several books on the matter.

Doyle cited the church’s attempts to cover up crimes by troubled priests by entering into unofficial agreements with local law enforcers that would allow local church leaders to simply move the priest out of the parish in order to avoid tarnishing the image of the church.

Doyle testified he believed that’s what happened to cover up the murder of Irene Garza, believed to have been committed Easter weekend of 1960 by John Feit who was a visiting priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. Jurors are hearing a fourth day of testimony today.


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