Attorney In ‘Tiger King’ Says ‘No Question’ Carole Baskin’s Ex-Husband Was Murdered

Written by on April 27, 2020

The legal professional for Don Lewis ― the lacking and presumed lifeless ex-husband of Carole Baskin, one of many topics of the “Tiger King” documentary ― says he is aware of what occurred to his consumer. 

“For my part, there’s no query however that he was murdered,” Joseph Fritz instructed Nancy Grace of Fox Nation, including that Lewis beloved his tigers and “by no means would have simply walked away from them ― ever.”  

Lewis went lacking in 1997. His car was found at a personal airport, however no hint of him was ever discovered and he was ultimately declared lifeless.

Fritz stated Lewis was low cost regardless of his wealth and will have been lured to the airport with the promise of a great deal on a aircraft. He additionally stated Lewis tended to fly low to keep away from radar detection as a result of his pilot’s license had been revoked. 

“What I had heard was that he was strangled from the backseat of an airplane over the Gulf [of Mexico] at 50 ft and dropped out over the Gulf,” Fritz instructed “A Tiger King Investigation.”

Fritz additionally predicted that whoever did it will ultimately be caught. 

“Sooner or later one in every of these individuals goes to stub their toe and need a get-out-of-jail-free card and that’s when one thing’s going to occur,” he stated.

Fritz didn’t title any suspects.

“I don’t know who’s a assassin and who isn’t a assassin,” he stated. “However I do know who’s a liar. And I can definitively state that that any individual is mendacity about it.”

The disappearance of Lewis spawned among the sensational allegations detailed within the “Tiger King” collection, together with a music video by Joe Unique, the present’s central determine, suggesting Baskin killed her husband and fed him to the tigers. Baskin has denied any involvement in her ex-husband’s disappearance, and slammed the Netflix collection for spreading “lies and innuendos from people who find themselves not credible.” She isn’t thought of a suspect or an individual of curiosity.

Police say they nonetheless need to know what occurred.    

“I’m extraordinarily suspicious, however not simply of her, of this entire circle right here,” Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff Chad Chronister instructed TMZ earlier this month. “I don’t need to allude to the actual fact or insinuate that she’s an individual of curiosity and that that is who we’re specializing in. I’m not comfy saying that but.”

Chronister stated he believes that if Lewis was killed there have been a number of individuals concerned. He urged all responsible events to come back ahead.

“Offers are lower and each deal is on the desk proper now,” he stated. “Assist us clear up this case.”

Joe Unique ― actual title Joseph Maldonado-Passage ― is at the moment serving a 22-year-prison sentence for trying to rent somebody to kill Baskin, amongst different prices.


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