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The Latest: Prosecutors seek 57-year sentence for ex-priest


December 8, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Prosecutors are asking a Texas jury to send a former priest convicted of murder to prison for 57 years, reflecting how long he has walked free since the killing in 1960.

The punishment phase of the trial for 85-year-old John Bernard Feit (FYTE) began Friday, a day after he was found guilty in the death of schoolteacher Irene Garza in McAllen, Texas.

The prosecution and the defense each made brief remarks to the Hidalgo County jury before the panel began de...

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