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Police: Illinois inmate attempted to hire someone to kill his ex-wife

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Jon Mettler, 50, has been charged solicitation of murder-for-hire and solicitation of murder following an Illinois State Police investigation. Jon Mettler, 50, has been charged solicitation of murder-for-hire and solicitation of murder following an Illinois State Police investigation.

PICKNEYVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – An Illinois inmate allegedly attempted to hire another person to execute his ex-wife, according to police.

Jon Mettler, 50, has been charged solicitation of murder-for-hire and solicitation of murder following an Illinois State Police investigation. If convicted, Mettler could serve between 15 and 40 years for each charge.

Mettler is currently servicing a 15 year sentence at the Pickneyville Correctional Center for residential burglary. He was at the correctional center when he was charged with attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, police said.

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