Joe Exotic Juror Speaks Out About What ‘Tiger King’ Didn’t Show Viewers
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 24, 2020
One of many jurors from the trial of Joe Unique isn’t completely satisfied about how the collection portrayed the “Tiger King” star.
“Don’t imagine every part you see as a result of there was a lot extra to it than what they’re displaying you,” the juror, recognized solely as Kristin, advised Nancy Grace of Fox Information.
Kristin stated the collection made Unique appear lovable and “made him out to be virtually a sufferer” and didn’t present sufficient of the proof from the trial.
“It did an enormous injustice to the jury as a result of now individuals suppose that we convicted him based mostly on completely nothing,” she stated.
Unique was convicted final 12 months of murder-for-hire in a failed plot to kill Carole Baskin, the founding father of Large Cat Rescue in Tampa, in addition to a number of counts of violating federal wildlife legislation.
A lot of the proof revealed on the hit Netflix present in regards to the murder-for-hire plot facilities round Unique’s try to rent a employee at his zoo for $3,000. Nevertheless, the employee took off with the cash and didn’t try to hold out the plot.
Kristen stated there was one other try to rent a hitman after that.
“There was a protracted recording of [the apparent hitman] assembly Joe,” she stated. “We may have convicted on each murder-for-hire counts based mostly on one sentence that Joe stated, which was: ‘The primary man that I employed to kill her ran away with my $3,000. Now we’re going to do this once more.’”
That supposed hitman turned out to be an spy.
Unique ― actual identify Joseph Maldonado-Passage ― is presently serving a 22-year sentence.
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