Loper Murder Trial a Year from Court Date

By Randy McIlwain
|  Monday, Aug 29, 2011  |  Updated 4:27 PM CDT
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Susan Loper's Body Found

Coconino County Jail

Terrance Black, 48, the man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Susan Loper, after his release from the hospital in Arizona.

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Loper's Friends Relieved by Arrest

Friends of Susan Loper say they are relieved a suspect in the her slaying is in custody.

Loper Murder Suspect Will Survive Injuries

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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It could be at least a year before the man accused of murdering Frisco fitness instructor Susan Loper faces trial.

The first hearing for capital murder defendant Terrance Black was held in Collin County Monday morning.

Black is accused of killing Loper, his former girlfriend, and then dumping her body in a field off the Dallas North Tollway before fleeing Texas.

Black was arrested after officials said he tried to jump into the Grand Canyon.

Black did not appear in court Monday. His next hearing in Nov. 2, though it's not likely he'll appear then either as his defense and prosecutors work out a potential trial schedule.
 

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