Darin Lopez is said to have shot and killed James Faith while he was out walking his dog with his wife in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.
DALLAS — The trial of a man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend’s husband in a manslaughter plot is set to begin this week.
Darrin Lopez has been charged with murder in the death of James Face, who was shot while walking his dog outside his Oak Cliff home in 2020.
Jury selection for Lopez’s trial is set to begin on Monday, July 24.
Lopez has been charged with shooting Ms. Faith seven times before leaving the area on the morning of October 9, 2020. Lopez allegedly drove from his home in Tennessee and used a .45 caliber pistol.
Faith worked as a technical director at American Airlines.
jennifer face, James’ wife was found guilty of orchestrating the murders of Lopez and her husband. Lopez and Faith were a high school and college couple, according to her arrest affidavit. Investigators believed she had an affair with Lopez.
In February 2022, she pleaded guilty to using interstate commerce for murder for hire. She was then sentenced to life in prison in June 2022.
Jennifer Face, according to court documents encouraged Lopez Pretending to be a fake email account and doing so. Investigators found that she posed as her husband in April 2020 and emailed Ms. Lopez about “extreme physical and sexual abuse that never happened.”
After her husband’s death, Faith met with the WFAA and asked for help in finding her husband’s killer. Describing her vehicle during an interview, she said it was a black Nissan Titan extended cab with a Texas Rangers sticker on the rear window.
According to court documents, two days after her WFAA interview, she texted Lopez that she “woke up a little panicked…something was eating me and I needed to remove the sticker on the back window of my truck.”
About a month after James’ death, prosecutors said they admitted Faith had initiated a claim through her husband’s employer seeking benefits of about $629,000. Prosecutors also said Faith will text Lopez about the status of the claim and how her funds will be used to apply for housing in her name in Tennessee.
Lopez also faces federal charges of transporting firearms in interstate commerce for the purpose of committing a felony.
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