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Inmate accused of plotting murder for hire of ex-wife from prison

Jon Mettler (Source: Illinois State Police) Jon Mettler (Source: Illinois State Police)
PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

A inmate is accused of trying to get someone to kill his ex-wife from prison. 

Jon Mettler, 50, is charged with solicitation of murder for hire and solicitation of murder for allegedly trying to hire another person to kill his ex-wife.  

Mettler was charged on Nov. 10 after an investigation by the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigations.  

Both charges are Class X Felonies with solicitation of murder carrying a 15-30 year sentence and solicitation of murder for hire carrying a 20-40 year sentence.

Mettler is currently serving a 15 year sentence at Menard Correctional Center for residential burglary.

He was housed in the Pickneyville Correctional Center at the time of the offenses.  

Mettler is scheduled to appear before a Perry County judge on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.

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