WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Office confirmed to WDHN that a man accused in the 2017 murder of his ex-wife has been released by a federal judge pending a trial date.

Jason Starr is accused of the November 2017 murder of his ex-wife, Sara Starr, who was found fatally shot in the family’s driveway.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinator, Doug Howard, confirms that the 45-year-old defendant will be required to be back in federal court for his arraignment, which will be held later in January. At that time, the judge will set a trial date.

Local authorities say they continue to look for a second suspect in this murder case.

Sara Starr was an elementary school teacher in Enterprise, Al at the time of her death.


WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Jason Starr, the man accused of murder-for-hire of his former wife and an Enterprise educator in 2017 has been released from jail, according to a Coffee County official. He will be required to wear a monitoring device during his release.

According to a local law enforcement official, Jason Starr was not believed to be a flight risk since he stayed in the Coffee County/Dale County area after his wife, Sara Starr, was killed four years ago.

On Dec. 7, 2021, Jason Starr was arrested for murder for hire after the case went without a primary suspect for four years.

WDHN attempted to contact the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Office for comment, and as of this posting, have not received a response.

Jason Starr has been released back to his Daleville residence with a court-ordered monitoring device on his ankle.

This is an ongoing story. Stay with WDHN for updates.