Tiger King Joe Exotic delaying treatment for resentencing

The Associated Press - December 18, 2021 7:51 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for the former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic say he is delaying cancer treatment until after his resentencing on convictions for a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws.

Joe Exotic, whose legal name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, said last month that he has prostate cancer and was transferred to a federal medical facility for inmates in North Carolina.

A motion filed on Wednesday in federal court in Oklahoma City asks for a sentencing date in late January and said doctors do not believe delaying radiation treatment risks his health.

A federal appeals court in July ordered resentencing for Maldonado-Passage, who is prominently featured in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”


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