According to an NBC 5 reporter, Black was limping and holding his head in his hands just before 9, and the judge ordered jurors and witnesses out of the courtroom. Around 10, some witnesses reported seeing a stretcher with a patient being wheeled from the courtroom, but it could not be confirmed that it was Black.
Testimony resumed just before noon with the supervisor of the Plano Police Crime Lab. John McClure told attorneys none of Black's fingerprints could be identified at the fitness studio where Susan Loper is believed to have been beaten, but they did find one belonging to Jayson Hayes, her boyfriend at the time of her death.
Black is charged with capital murder in the death of the Wichita Falls native, in April of last year. Loper's body was discovered in a field in Frisco the day after she was reported missing.
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