Murder Suspect Fights Extradition To Texas

By Susy Solis
|  Monday, May 2, 2011  |  Updated 4:50 PM CDT
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Terrance Black, 48, the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Susan Loper, is fighting his extradition back to Texas.

He faced a judge today in an Arizona courtroom for an extradition hearing.

He did not waive extradition, meaning he did not sign the paperwork to allow police to transport him back to Texas.

Black became a suspect in the murder, after Loper disappeared from the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano where she worked. Her car was later found abandoned at an apartment complex nearby and her body was found in a wooded area along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco the following day.

Authorities tried to capture Black in Arizona but the murder suspect jumped into the Grand Canyon to avoid arrest, fell 25 feet and survived.

Authorities rescued him and he was hospitalized with serious injuries.

He was released to authorities last week.

He will remain in a Coconino County Jail until May 24th, when he will face a judge for a waiver review hearing. He could choose, once again, to not waive extradition and a judge would give him another 30 days and then review his case again.

At the end of 90 days, a judge will decide whether he will let Black go, which is unlikely because he is being held under a $1 million dollar bond.

After 90 days, if Black continues to fight his extradition, Texas authorities will get Governor Rick Perry involved and get a warrant signed by him, present it to an Arizona judge and hope that the judge signs off on it.

Technically, Black could pay the bond and get out of jail.

Arizona court authorities say this is not uncommon.

It could be weeks or even months before Black is extradited back to Texas.

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