For more than five decades, the black-and-white image of Irene Garza has haunted the town of McAllen, Tex., her story painfully recounted again and again.
Irene Garza was a 25-year-old dark-haired former beauty queen, her high school’s first Latina drum majorette, the first in her family to graduate from college. She was named Miss All-South Texas Sweetheart and worked as a teacher for disadvantaged children.
Here are some more details on the murder and why it took 57 years for her to get justice.
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