Solicitor Trey Gowdy served Ernest Riddle with a death penalty notice on Friday.
Judge Cordell Maddox of Anderson will preside over the trial. A date hasn't been set.
Riddle has been sentenced to death on three occasions since he was first convicted and sentenced to death in 1986 for murdering and robbing 76-year-old Abbie Sue Mullinax in her home.
The S.C. Supreme Court granted Riddle, 39, a new trial last month, citing prosecutorial misconduct on the part of former Solicitor Holman Gossett.
The unanimous opinion states that the solicitor's office withheld evidence from Riddle's defense team and violated Riddle's right to a fair trial when it failed to correct misstatements made by Jason Riddle, Riddle's brother and a key prosecution witness.
(source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
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