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Former Priest Convicted in 1960 Texas Slaying Dies at 87

Posted/updated on: February 15, 2020 at 8:17 am
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HUNTSVILLE (The Monitor) — Prison officials say a former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher has died. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says John Bernard Feit died Thursday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital. The department says the preliminary cause of death for the 87-year-old inmate is cardiac arrest. Feit was convicted in 2017 for the killing of 25-year-old Irene Garza in 1960. Authorities say Garza had come to Feit’s church in McAllen, Texas, for confession when she disappeared and was later found dead.


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