<<<McAllen, Texas (CNN) -- All evidence pointed police to one conclusion: A priest had killed a beautiful 25-year-old schoolteacher. Searchers had found the lifeless body of former Miss South Texas, Irene Garza, face down in a canal in her hometown of McAllen. She'd disappeared on the day before Easter after going to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for confession.
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Questioned by police, Feit [the priest to whom Ms. Garza went for confession] failed lie detector tests. What was also suspicious was that just 24 days before the killing, Feit had been arrested for attacking another young woman at a church in a town about 10 miles from McAllen. Feit pleaded no contest to misdemeanor aggravated assault. A judge found him guilty and fined him $500 with no prison time.>>>
Irene Garza was murdered in 1960.
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The current district attorney, after refusing to act for a long time, finally presented the case to a grand jury. His presentation was shabby and incomplete, apparently by design. The grand jury did not indict Feit. A new district attorney might well be in office after the next election. The case is still open and the family of Ms. Garza hopes a new DA will steadfastly pursue an indictment.
Feit still lives, in his 80s, having left the priesthood long ago. He was hustled off to a monastery shortly after Ms. Garza was killed. A monk at the monastery has stated publicly that he was told by church officials that Feit had killed a young woman. Asked why he (the monk) did not report it at that time, he responded by saying that "We did as we were told" [by the church].