Joe Unique has been flown to a new Federal Bureau of Prisons health care facility for remedy of prostate most cancers.
The former Oklahoma zookeeper was moved to the Federal Clinical Center in Butner, North Carolina, on-line information demonstrate.
He experienced been locked up for virtually 20 months at the Federal Professional medical Heart in Fort Worthy of, Texas.
“He desires most cancers treatment method, but we hoped the Marshals Services and Bureau of Prisons would decide on to ship him to Oklahoma, so he can get ready for his resentencing and impending motions to overturn his conviction,” his lead attorney, John M. Phillips, mentioned.
The Florida lawyer claimed Joe Exotic was transferred late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Joe Exotic — whose real title is Joseph Maldonado-Passage — is imprisoned for murder-for-use crimes and other offenses. He maintains he is harmless.
In 2019, a jury in Oklahoma City identified him guilty of 2 times making an attempt to have his main critic, Carole Baskin, murdered. The jury also located him guilty of crimes involving his zoo animals which includes illegally killing five tigers with a shotgun.
A federal choose sentenced him very last yr to 22 many years in jail. A federal appeals court in July requested the resentencing.
“What I need is the planet to be my voice to be produced,” he wrote in a handwritten letter proven on his Twitter account.
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“They have the evidence I did not do this and there is no rationale for the U.S. lawyer to drag this out so I can go residence and get cure on my have or appreciate what lifestyle I have remaining with my beloved ones.”
He told lovers in the letter that doctors identified as him Oct. 27 “to split the information that my prostate biopsy came back again with an aggressive cancer.”
His attorney has confirmed the prognosis, saying biopsies revealed two cancerous areas. The attorney also mentioned the transfer was intended to have transpired afterwards this month.
Joe Unique turned a domestic name throughout the world previous 12 months when Netflix launched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Insanity,” a documentary collection about his lifetime, case and his now-shut zoo in Wynnewood. Tens of millions watched when trapped at household with small to do for the reason that of pandemic lockdowns.
He is 58.