Murfreesboro Suspect in April 2020 Murder Case Scheduled to Head to a Rutherford County Courtroom on April 26, 2023

Feb 27, 2023 at 10:58 am by WGNS News

Left: Photo from night of the murder from MPD / Right: Suspect James E. Evans, III

Murfreesboro, TN - A murder case that dates back to April 9th of 2020 is scheduled to head to court almost exactly 3-years later on April 26, 2023. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones explains more about what occurred in 2020… Stephen R. Lopez, Jr. who lived in Cannon County, was shot and killed while in Murfreesboro. Lopez was murdered at a residence in the 1100 block of North Rutherford Boulevard.

The criminal investigation into the death of Lopez ended with the arrest of James E. Evans, III, who was 27 at the time. Evans, who is now 30-years-old, remains behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. He has been in custody since his arrest on April 12, 2020.


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