Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slaying

(Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP) John Feit enters the 92nd state District Court before the verdict was read in his trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza Thursday at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas.

EDINBURG, Texas — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.