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.