EDINBURG, Texas (AP)A former monk has testified that an ex-priest accused of killing a Texas woman in 1960 confessed to him three years after the killing.

Dale Tacheny testified Monday in the murder trial for 85-year-old John Feit. Feit is accused of suffocating Irene Garza in April 1960 after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen.

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Tacheny says Feit confessed to him in 1963, after the church sent Feit to a Missouri monastery where Tacheny worked. The 88-year-old former monk testified that Feit expressed no remorse during the confession.

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Tacheny says he didn’t report the crime at the time because it “was not my place to make a judgment.”

Feit’s attorney maintains there is no physical evidence linking his client to the killing.

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