Green County man accused of hiring hit man to kill ex-wife

State police have charged a Green County man with trying to have his ex-wife killed.

Darren P. Wethington, 28, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, state police said.

The investigation began Wednesday when Detective Israel Slinker received information about a possible murder-for-hire.

An undercover detective met with Wethington and got evidence from him that would have assisted in murdering his ex-wife, police said.

Police did not say what that evidence was and did not release the name of the intended victim.

State police arrested Wethington Thursday, 19 hours after the investigation began.