A Launceston man has pleaded guilty to trying to get someone to kill his wife last October.

The Supreme Court in Launceston heard police used an undercover officer to pose as a hit-man.

Darryl Scott Donohue, 41, told the officer he wanted his estranged wife killed because he wanted access to his son.

He supplied the policeman with a photograph of his estranged wife and details of her movements.

Donohue has pleaded guilty to incite to murder and stalking.

He will be sentenced tomorrow.

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