WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - A judge in Waukesha has ordered an involuntary medical exam and feedings of food-and-medicine to a man convicted this month in the death of his ex-girlfriend. Circuit Judge James Kieffer issued the order today, after prosecutors said Darren Wold has eaten nothing since November second. That's when a jury convicted him of hiring a hit-man to kill Kimberly Smith of Oconomowoc. District Attorney Brad Schimel told the judge that Wold has stayed in his bunk at the Waukesha County Jail since his conviction -- and he's only been up to make a few phone calls to his parents. Schimel said the 43-year-old Wold was in declining health, and he had to be hospitalized overnight this month. The DA wanted Wold to be sentenced earlier than his planned date of December 20th, because state prisons are better able to deal with situations like this. But that date won't change, because the defense lawyers say they can't change their schedule. A jury found that Wold and Jack Johnson hired Justin Welch for seven-thousand-dollars to kill Smith at her home two years ago, so Wold could have sole custody of the young boy he and Smith had. Johnson is due to be sentenced December second. Welch is serving a life term, but he can be considered for a supervised release in 42 years when he's 70.
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