“Joe Exotic”, the owner of the bizarre zoo at the center of the successful documentary on Netflix, failed to convince the US justice system to release him and was sentenced on Friday to more than 20 years in prison for attempted murder.
The “Tiger King”, nicknamed Joe Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in prison for plotting to assassinate his nearest rival, Carol Baskin. Due to a procedural error, the federal court ordered that the sentence be reduced.
During a trial in Oklahoma, local media reported that Joe Exodic, 58, asked for a “second chance” to determine his new sentence. “Don’t let me die in prison,” pleaded a 50-year-old man suffering from prostate cancer.
His rival, Carol Baskin, said he still feared for his life and urged the judge to leave him behind bars.
According to court documents, the magistrate finally upheld the sentence of 20 years and four months in prison.
The exciting journey of Joe Exotic, who amassed a small fortune before losing all of his hellish plans at the zoo that opened in Oklahoma in 1999, captivated millions of families at the beginning of the documentary “Au kingdom of wild animals”. International spread.
The series focused on his confrontation with animal rights activist Carol Baskin, who accused him of abusing his animals and vowed to bankrupt his zoo.
He paid thousands of dollars for two aides to kill his opponent. But one of them is the undercover cop to trap him.
The new installment of the documentary series “Tiger King 2” was released on the streaming site in November, and it has attracted crowds.