PHOENIX – An 83-year-old Arizona man accused of murdering a Texas beauty queen when he was a young priest in 1960 has waived his right to extradition.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say John Feit will be transported to Texas in the next 30 days.
Feit was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Feb. 9 after he was indicted in south Texas' Hidalgo County for the killing of Irene Garza, a 25-year-old school teacher.
Authorities allege the then-27-year-old Feit killed Garza on April 16, 1960, after hearing her confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where he was a priest.
Her body was found in a canal days later. An autopsy determined Garza had been raped while unconscious and was beaten and suffocated.
Garza was named Miss All South Texas Sweetheart 1958.