(WDHN) — The next big trial in the Wiregrass is expected to get underway on Monday from a federal courtroom in Montgomery.
According to an indictment, in 2017, Darin Starr was paid by his brother, Jason Starr, who is also charged with Racketeering-Murder, with a 2016 Triumph motorcycle and an undisclosed amount of money to kill Jason’s wife and beloved Enterprise teacher, Sara Starr. She was found in her driveway, dead from a gunshot wound.
Police say Darin was arrested in February 2022 in Hondo, Texas on a federal arrest warrant. He was then transferred to federal authorities in Alabama.
This trial has been pushed back several times over the past year and a half. Documents say due to the size of the case and discovery, additional time is needed to investigate, review discovery files, and prepare for the trial.
In August, Jason asked for certain testimonies to be barred from the trial, more specifically the testimonies of his four children whom he had with Sara. They claim the children’s opinions on their father’s guilt or alleged personal injuries are irrelevant and would unfairly influence the jury.
Jason also wants to quash the testimony of a secretary from the law office where he and Sara had their divorce proceedings, saying the testimony would violate attorney-client privilege.
Jon Carlton Taylor and Aimee Cobb Smith represent Darin, while Jim Parkman represents Jason.
The trial is expected to begin on Monday, September 11 with jury selection. Then the actual trial is expected to last at least two weeks.
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