MONTGOMERY, Ala (WDHN) — A federal judge has set a date to formally sentence two brothers convicted of a murder-for-hire plot that left a beloved Enterprise teacher shot to death in her driveway.
In a court order filed on Wednesday, October 4, Federal Judge Austin Huffaker set the sentencing for Jason and Darin Starr for Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. in a Montgomery federal courthouse.
On Wednesday, September 20, the brothers were found guilty of Racketeering Murder after a nine-day trial.
During the trial, the prosecution told the jury, comprised of 11 women and 1 man, that Jason hired his brother to kill his wife, Sara Starr, paying him $3,000 and a motorcycle.
Immediately following the guilty verdict, Jason was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals. Judge Huffaker also issued an order seizing Jason’s assets and freezing his bank accounts.
Jason and Darin could be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.