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It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.—Proverbs 25:2

“You don’t know what a welcome surprise it was to hear from you,” Irene Garza wrote in her graceful longhand, in a letter to an old friend postmarked April 9, 1960. As she filled five pages of unlined paper, the 25-year-old schoolteacher seemed content for the first time in a long while. “I’ve made quite a few friends this year and am much happier than I’ve ever been,” she wrote. Of her love life, she reported that she had been dating two men but was coy with her friend about one of them: “I won’t mention his name, but we double-dated the last time you were here.” The other, she wrote without much enthusiasm, was an “Anglo boy—not real handsome, but cute and religious (which is important).” She noted that her ex-boyfriend had sent her several cards and a box of candy on Valentine’s Day. “I can’t lie—I think of him often and wonder if I’ll ever get over him (between you and me and the four walls),” she confided. “I pray constantly that if it be God’s will, I will get over him eventually.”  :snip:  https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/unholy-act/

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Ex-Priest to Spend Life in Prison for Murder of Border City Teacher


MCALLEN, Texas — A South Texas jury sentenced a former Catholic priest to life in prison for the murder of a local school teacher and former beauty queen in 1960 when he was assigned to a local church. For more than 55 years, the priest managed to avoid facing any consequences in connection with the murder.

This week, 85-year-old John Feit was convicted in of murder following a week-long trial. Just one day after the conviction, jurors in Hidalgo County chose to sentence him to a term of life in prison for murdering Irene Garza.

A local school teacher and a former beauty queen, Garza had gone to confession at a local church in the border city of McAllen during Holy Week in 1960, but was assaulted and murdered, Breitbart Texas reported. At around the time of the murder, Feit tried to sexually assault another woman and eventually pleaded guilty to assault and paid a $500 fine.

During the trial, testimony pointed to a deal between the district attorney in 1960 and members of the Catholic Church. As part of the agreement, Feit was expected to plead guilty to the assault and authorities would not investigate him in connection with the murder. Part of the deal relied on church officials sending Feit away. Feit lived with impunity for 55 years, eventually leaving the church, and moving to Arizona. Hidalgo    :snip:  http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/12/09/ex-priest-spend-life-prison-murder-border-city-teacher/

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