Jury selection begins Monday morning for Yolanduis Lynn McDuffie, who is charged in the fatal shooting of Rock Island tattoo artist Derek Jackson in 2013.
The 24-year-old is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Jackson, also 24.
The case will be tried by Rock Island County assistant state's attorneys John McCooley and Heidi Weller.
McDuffie is represented by attorneys Nate Nieman and Dora Villarreal.
Just before noon Dec. 18, 2013, Rock Island police were dispatched to Jackson's home in the 1000 block of 16th Avenue and found him lying on his back in the dining room. He had two gunshot wounds to the head and one gunshot wound to his left arm. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
McDuffie initially was charged with first-degree murder in Jackson's death, but prosecutors dismissed the case on Jan. 6, 2015, the day his trial was scheduled to begin.
The case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning charges could be refiled at any time. There is no statute of limitation for a murder charge.
Rock Island County prosecutors recharged him in August 2015 after investigators found the handgun they believe was used to kill Jackson.
According to prosecutors, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in May 2015 recovered a handgun in a Bettendorf hotel room that was transported and tested at the Illinois Crime Lab.
The gun was found to be a match to the shell casings and bullet that were recovered at the scene of the shooting. Prosecutors have not said how McDuffie was linked to the recovered gun.
McDuffie's co-defendant in the case, Aaron D. Henderson II, 24, was found guilty in of one count of first-degree murder in connection with Jackson's death and was sentenced in 2015 to 40 years in prison.
The jury rejected prosecutors' theory that Henderson pulled the trigger but was convinced that Henderson was an accomplice in Jackson's death.
McDuffie made his first appearance on the newly filed Rock Island County charges in December.
Last year, McDuffie pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a felon in Scott County District Court and was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison in the April 2015 shooting death of James Goode Jr., 33, of Davenport.