Opening statements have begun in the first-degree murder trial of Amos Maddox.
Maddox is accused of brutally attacking a 53-year-old DeQuincy woman on Dec. 30, 2007. Authorizes said the victim was seriously injured and severely traumatized.
Maddox was also charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated rape and theft over $500.
In 2009, Maddox was sent to the state hospital for three months to help decide if he was mentally competent to stand trial.
We will update you on trial information as more information becomes available.