Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in Brazos County in the trial of Darnell Hartsfield.
Hartsfeld is facing murder charges in the 1983 kidnappings and murders of 5 people at the Kilgore KFC restaurant.
He is already serving a life sentence for aggravated perjury.
His trial was moved to Brazos county after a change of venue motion.
Hartsfield's cousin, Romeo Pinkerton of Tyler, pleaded guilty in October and received five life prison terms.