HUNTSVILLE, Texas (The Monitor) — Prison officials say a former Texas priest who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher has died.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says John Bernard Feit died Thursday afternoon at Huntsville Hospital.
The department says the preliminary cause of death for the 87-year-old inmate is cardiac arrest.
Feit was convicted in 2017 for the killing of 25-year-old Irene Garza in 1960.
Authorities say Garza had come to Feit’s church in McAllen, Texas, for confession when she disappeared and was later found dead.