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Joe Exotic appears to have a long way to go before he can be released from prison. Joe was resentenced on Friday by a federal judge after a federal appeals court found that his sentence should be reduced.
Joe was resentenced to 21 years in jail, according to AP News, which is only a year less than his original sentence. He is presently serving time for a murder-for-hire charge involving Carole Baskin, his “Tiger King” adversary. “Please don’t make me die in prison waiting for a chance to be free,” Joe appealed to the judge on Friday, as he prepares to begin treatment after being diagnosed with cancer.
Carole was in court with her current husband, and she mentioned her dream of being threatened by Joe. “He continues to carry great thoughts of ill will against me,” she stated.
Joe was sentenced to 22 years in prison in January 2020 after being convicted of allegedly attempting to hire someone to murder Carole Baskin. A federal appeals court concluded last year that his sentence should be reduced.
Prosecutors believe that Joe, whose actual name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, offered $10,000 to an undercover FBI agent to assassinate Carole. “Just like follow her into a mall parking lot and just cap her and drive off,” he allegedly said in a taped meeting from December 2017.
Joe’s legal team, on the other hand, claims that he was joking.
As we previously reported, Joe was reportedly seeking a pardon from President Biden last year after Donald Trump failed to do so before leaving office.