CHICKASHA — From jail, former zookeeper Joe Exotic is predicting he will be vindicated one day on appeal.
"It may take me a month or a year to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel but we will have another place full of animals that will give you a place to spend your Holidays open every day of the year," he wrote last week.
In lengthy Facebook posts, letters to his judge and a plea for a presidential pardon, he has alternated between being positive about his future and complaining bitterly about his trial.
The big cat breeder who started a zoo in Wynnewood 20 years ago is awaiting sentencing in his murder-for-hire case. His real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage but he is better known by his nickname, Joe Exotic, or another nickname, Tiger King.