Case of ex-priest accused in 1960 death goes to jury

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The murder trial of a former priest accused of killing a woman in South Texas in 1960 has been sent to the jury. Closing arguments were given Thursday morning in the case of 85-year-old John Feit, accused of suffocating Irene Garza after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. An autopsy determined that 25-year-old Garza —a teacher and former beauty queen — was beaten, raped while unconscious and asphyxiated. Prosecution witnesses have testified that the sheriff and district attorney of that time, along with church officials, conspired to...

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