A North Charleston man accused of killing his roommates in 2010 is expected to face trial this week for the third time in the case.
Rick Morrocco Williams, 28, is charged with two counts of murder for the Dec. 31, 2010, killings of 44-year-old Angie Ferguson and 58-year-old Nathaniel Lonnie.
His trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Charleston.
In February 2013, a mistrial was declared after the jury deadlocked in the case.
A year earlier, a judge had declared a mistrial after discovering that a juror did not disclose certain information during jury selection.
During last year's trial, Williams testified that he killed Ferguson and Lonnie in self-defense inside the couple's apartment at 2110 Durant Ave. in North Charleston.
Williams was living with Ferguson, his girlfriend, and Lonnie, her stepfather.
Lonnie kicked Williams out of the house after an argument that escalated, according to prosecutors.
Williams hit Lonnie's van with a bat and Lonnie chased Williams away with a sword, according to prosecutors.
Williams returned to the home later that night, authorities said. He is accused of shooting the couple in the head, according to prosecutors.
Williams has remained jailed at the Cannon Detention Center since his arrest in January 2011.
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