In the trial of Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka Joe Exotic, a man, Allen Glover, testified under oath that Joe Exotic gave him $3,000 to cut the head off Carole Baskin the well-known founder, owner and manager of the equally well-known Big Cat Rescue in Florida. It’s extraordinary.
Glover said he had no intention of following through on the ‘contract’. He just took the money.
Joe Exotic is being tried for arranging the killing of Carole Baskin. I am not sure of the charges. They should include attempted murder.
Exotic claims that he was set up.
Carole Baskin was unharmed.
To raise the $3,000 Exotic sold a liger cub! Ligers are lion-tiger hybrids. He bred them at his zoo, the largest in the world I believe at one time. I am not sure it still exists. Exotic has a terrible reputation as a private zoo owner.
In court the jurors were shown a video of Exotic shooting a blow up Carole doll in the head. He hated her obviously.
P.S. I support Carole Baskin. I think she is an amazing woman. Because of her unremitting stand against the abuse of big cats as pets and domestic cat hybrids she has made enemies. She has many fans too and I am one of them.
Story: US News.
Earlier post from Sept 2018: