The jury will have to reach a unanimous decision on the verdict in order for Techel to be found guilty or not guilty.
Judge Daniel Wilson will continue to preside over the case.
In May, Techel’s team requested that the judge be removed from the trial for making wrong and unfair decisions during the first trial, which showed bias against the defendant.
After a hearing, the motion was denied.
Techel remains in custody on $750,000 cash-only bail. A conviction on the charges carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Reporter Mark Newman will use Twitter to share trial updates from Mt. Pleasant: @CourierMark