Features an Exclusive Interview with Darrin Lopez, the Man Convicted of Fatally Shooting Jamie Faith Outside His Texas Home
Click Here to Watch a Preview of ‘Losing Faith’
September 26, 2023 – Dateline NBC kicks off its 32nd season this Friday at 9pm ET/8pm CT, with an all-new report from correspondent Josh Mankiewicz on the fatal shooting of Jamie Faith outside his Dallas home. The two-hour special, Losing Faith, features an exclusive interview with Darrin Lopez, the retired Army Special Forces Medic convicted of the 2020 murder.
In the exclusive interview, Darrin speaks out about his relationship with Jamie’s wife, Jennifer Faith, which began when they dated in high school. When the pair reconnected decades later, Darrin says he was manipulated by her false allegations of Jamie’s abuse. Darrin tells Dateline that when he committed the fatal shooting, it felt like he was on a “mission in the military,” adding, “I was doing what I had to do to protect Jennifer.”
Click here to watch the exchange. A transcript of the interview excerpt is below.
Losing Faith also features interviews with homicide detective Chris Walton, detective Eric Barnes, federal prosecutor Rick Calvert, reporter Cyrus Cezar AKA ‘Smash Da Topic,’ Darrin’s attorney Juan Sanchez, friends and family members, and others.
Leading up to Friday’s season 32 premiere, correspondent Keith Morrison launched his latest #1 podcast, Murder in Apartment 12, on the murder of an Arkansas beauty queen. The first two episodes are available for download and streaming on any podcast platform today. Click here to listen.
Dateline’s Losing Faith airs this Friday, September 29 at 9pm ET/8pm CT on NBC.
JOSH MANKIEWICZ: Was it hard to pull a trigger?
DARRIN LOPEZ: Well, yes. I mean, it was. I mean, I was on, like, on a mission in the military, but it was in the same type of mindset with it. I mean, but I was doing what I had to do to protect Jennifer.
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Dateline NBC is the longest-running series in NBC primetime history and is in its 32nd season. Dateline is anchored by Lester Holt and features correspondents Andrea Canning, Josh Mankiewicz, Keith Morrison and Dennis Murphy. Airing Thursdays at 10/9c, Fridays at 9/8c, Dateline also airs across NBC, cable and in broadcast syndication, with hundreds of hours available to stream on Peacock’s Dateline 24/7 channel. Dateline 24/7 can also be viewed on channels on Roku, TuneIn and Xumo. Additionally, the newsmagazine reaches millions through its #1 podcasts, including Murder in Apartment 12 and its showcast. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer.