Trial begins for two charged in murder for hire plot

James Herring Jr. Photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office

Darryl Moran, 45, of Marion and James Herring Jr., 44, of Marion, are standing trial this week on charges of Solicitation to Commit a Felony and Conspiracy after deputies said Moran offered to pay Herring to murder someone.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested the men in 2010 following a year-long investigation that started in October of 2009.

Deputies haven't released the name of the person they believe Herring was supposed to kill, but that is expected to be revealed during the trial.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Marion County Combined Drug Unit and Dillon County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.

We will be following this trial and post updated information as it becomes available.