Man Charged in Loper Murder Released From Hospital

By Frank Heinz
|  Saturday, Apr 30, 2011  |  Updated 5:09 PM CDT
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Terrance Black is expected to recover from his injuries and return to Texas to face charges in Susan Loper's murder. Meanwhile those who know him describe him as a nice guy who was in love with Loper.

Ellen Goldberg, NBCDFW.com

Terrance Black is expected to recover from his injuries and return to Texas to face charges in Susan Loper's murder. Meanwhile those who know him describe him as a nice guy who was in love with Loper.

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Terrance Black, the man arrested for the murder of Susan Loper, was released from an Arizona hospital Friday.

Black was arrested April 22 in Arizona after jumping into the Grand Canyon after being questioned for panhandling by park rangers. Black fell about 25 feet and was hospitalized.

He is now being held in a county jail in Flagstaff.  There's no word yet on whether or not he's been officially arraigned there or whether an extradition hearing has been set.

Loper, a 40-year-old fitness instructor in Plano, was brutally killed after her apparent abduction from the Gleneagles Country Club where she worked. She was laid to rest earlier this week.

Police released this mugshot of Black on Friday.

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