Ex-priest accused of murdering beauty queen after she went to confession almost 60 years ago finally headed to trial
BY MINYVONNE BURKE, November 29, 2017, New York Daily News
A former Catholic priest who has long been considered a suspect in the 1960 murder of a Texas beauty queen will stand trial.
John Bernard Feit, 84, was indicted on murder charges in February 2016 in the death of 25-year-old Irene Garza.
Garza, a schoolteacher and Miss All South Texas Sweetheart 1958, vanished in April 1960 after visiting Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen for confession during Holy Week.
Her body was found in a canal five days after she disappeared. An autopsy revealed that she had been . . .
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
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