Mother-Of-Four Shot Dead After Ex-Husband Hires Brother To Kill Her, FBI Says

The siblings are both in custody over four years after elementary school teacher Sara Starr was found dead in her driveway.

February 14, 2022
Sara Starr

Sara Starr

Photo by: Screenshot via WDHN/YouTube

Screenshot via WDHN/YouTube

Sara Starr

By: Aaron Rasmussen

A fourth-grade teacher in Alabama was found fatally shot over four years ago, and her ex-husband and his brother were recently arrested in connection to her death, authorities said.

On Nov. 27, 2017, Sara Starr, the 38-year-old mother of two sets of twins, was killed in the driveway outside her home in Enterprise, Coffee County.

On Dec. 2, a federal grand jury indicted the victim’s ex-husband, Jason Starr, 45, and his brother, Darrin Starr, 54, with use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, the FBI said.

In return for killing his wife, the indictment states, Jason Starr allegedly gave his brother a 2016 Triumph motorcycle and money.

Jason and Sara Starr reportedly finalized their divorce about four months before she was murdered. According to court records obtained by, as part of the divorce settlement, Sara Starr’s husband was ordered days before her death to pay her $1,050 per month in child support as well as another $1,500 in alimony.

Jason Starr was arrested on Dec. 7. He has pleaded not guilty to murder-for-hire and is currently free on his own recognizance pending his trial in June.

A manhunt was launched for the suspect’s brother, Darrin Starr, and he surrendered to authorities on Feb. 5 in Hondo, Texas, reported.

Sara Starr’s obituary notes her four children “were the loves of her life” and “teaching was always her dream.”

“She excelled in the classroom and was loved by her students,” the obituary reads.

Next Up

The Lone Survivor Of A Vicious Attack On His Family Recounts Horror

A Kentucky man told authorities that one of his sister’s admirers had killed his entire family — but that wasn’t the full story.

Former Idaho State Trooper Charged With Murder Of His Wife

In February 2021, Daniel Charles Howard called police and said his wife had shot herself. Over two years later, he was arrested for her murder.

An Air Force Veteran Killed His Wife With a Homemade Gun

Donna Harris was blazing her own path in life as she juggled being a wife and mother, but her husband, Roger, couldn’t handle it.

Guilty As Charged Or Misjudged? TikTok Users Dive Into The Menendez Brothers Case

Lyle and Erik Menendez were both sentenced to life behind bars for the 1989 murders of their parents, José and Mary. Over three decades later, some TikTok users believe that they were actually the victims.

Former 'Family Feud' Contestant Sentenced To Life For Murdering His Estranged Wife

Timothy W. Bliefnick fatally shot Rebecca Bliefnick on Feb. 23, 2023 while the couple was in the process of getting a divorce.

New Jersey Teenager ‘Casually’ Slaughtered His Family During New Year’s Eve Party

“He killed them because he could,” the prosecutor said of Scott Kologi fatally shooting his parents, sister, and grandfather’s partner on Dec. 31, 2017.

Husband Of Missing Mother Who Searched 'How To Get Away With Murder’ Pleads Guilty To Her Murder

55-year-old Elizabeth Capaldi was reported missing on Oct. 12, 2022. In April 2023, her husband pleaded guilty to strangling and dismembering her, and hiding her remains.

Kentucky Woman Kills Husband 4 Days After $1 Million Life Insurance Policy Became Active

Tasha Bentley initially denied that she had anything to do with the death of her husband, Gary, in 2017.

A Slain Man’s Family Stood Behind His Widow Until The Shocking End

Keith Gentry’s mother told authorities they were looking at the wrong suspect if they believed her daughter-in-law, Darlene, had anything to do with her son’s death.

True Crime News Roundup: Young NYC Mother Fatally Shot While Pushing Newborn In Stroller

Plus: Gabby Petito’s mother “fed up” with “narcissist” killer Brian Laundrie; search continues for missing Georgia teen with special needs; Arizona grandmother solves her own murder; warrant connected to Emmett Till lynching case discovered in Mississippi courthouse.