WIREGRASS, Ala. (WDHN) — Jason Starr, an Enterprise teacher accused of hiring someone to kill his ex-wife, has been released from jail.

The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Office confirmed that Starr, who is accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot against his ex-wife, Sarah, in November 2017, has been released by a federal judge pending a trial date.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Law Enforcement Coordinator Doug Howard confirmed 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. A judge will then set a trial date.

On Dec. 7, 2021, Starr was arrested and charged with his ex-wife’s death after police had spent four years trying to identify a suspect. Sarah Starr, an elementary school teacher in Enterprise, was found shot in the family’s driveway.

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