Opening statements have been made and the trial in underway in Wake County against Joshua Stepp. Stepp is charged with murder and sex offense against his infant step-daughter.
During openings, the defense described a man with serious post-traumatic stress disorder losing it after he was unable, for hours, to soothe his daughter. He denies any sex offense.
The state painted a different picture, vilifying Stepp as a sex-abuser.
If convicted, Stepp could face death.