Epps was the victim's neighbor and attacked Bailey on the afternoon of July 9, 2010, after seeing her return home from work at lunchtime.
Epps' attorney, Garrett Dunham, said the defendant had been previously diagnosed by multiple doctors as a paranoid schizophrenic and the condition played a significant role in the day's events.
Dunham said on the day of the attack, Epps was suffering from a schizophrenic episode and when the "command voices" became stronger, Epps armed himself with a large kitchen knife and confronted Bailey to ask for the money.
"Mrs. Bailey saw the knife and screamed. The defendant grabbed her and stabbed her," Jones said.
Epps was taken back into custody after being shot with a Taser.
R.I.P. Sharone White Bailey