This Creepy Texas Cold Case From 55 Years Ago Has Finally Been Solved
Gruesome crime can take place just about anywhere – even within the holiest places on the planet, the houses of the Father himself. We hear about cold-blooded murder every day, be it in the newspaper or on our favorite crime-TV show. However, as with most horrific events, we distance ourselves from it and adopt the “it could never happen to me” mentality. Miss South Texas, Irene Garza, didn’t think it could happen to her, either. She thought she was going to confession at her McAllen church in April of 1960 to rid herself of sin, but former priest John Feit, now 83, had other ideas in mind. He sexually assaulted and murdered Garza via asphyxiation. He then fled to Scottsdale, Arizona where he and his wife have lived leisurely lives ever since – until last Tuesday, that is, when the ultimate form of justice was finally served.
Here is raw footage of Feit’s arraignment.
And a newscast with more detail on the crime.
Did you ever hear about this case? How does the knowledge of Feit’s arrest make you feel? Is it horrifying to think about how many murderers are walking the streets you frequent every day? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.