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Gregory Davis trial day 2: live tweets from the courtroom

Gregory Davis of Marion is arraigned on a charge of murder via video feed in Linn County Court in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Judge Nic Scott set Davis's bail at two million dollars. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Gregory Davis of Marion is arraigned on a charge of murder via video feed in Linn County Court in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Judge Nic Scott set Davis's bail at two million dollars. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Opening statements will begin today in the Linn County trial for Gregory Davis, charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and concealing her body in a roll of carpet last year.

Keep up with the trial as Gazette reporter Trish Mehaffey tweets live from the courtroom. You can read her tweets at the bottom of this page.

A jury was selected late Monday. The trial is expected to last five days.

Davis, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Carrie Davis. He is claiming insanity and/or diminished capacity. The defense will argue Gregory Davis was using methamphetamine and experiencing psychosis when he stabbed his ex-girlfriend 26 times during an argument last Sept. 28, according to court documents.

Carrie Davis and Gregory Davis were not married or related, according to police.

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