The husband of “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin was strangled and thrown from a plane, according to his lawyer.
Joseph Fritz, the lawyer for the late Don Lewis, is convinced that there was a crime involved in the mysterious death of his client 23 years ago.
In an interview with the Fox Nation series “A Tiger King Investigation”, the lawyer said “there is no doubt that he was murdered”.
“What I had heard was that he was strangled in the back of an airplane over the Gulf [of Mexico] at 50 feet and dropped on the gulf, “said Fritz.
“He loved these cats,” he insisted. “He would never have walked away from them. Never. “
“He was proud of these cats. He loved his cats. A certain force made him leave. “
“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has rekindled public – and police – interest in the mysterious disappearance of Baskin’s multimillionaire husband.
In the popular documentary, Joe Exotic’s leopard print nemesis recalls how she met Lewis in 1980 while he was still married.
He left his wife for Baskin and they then opened an exotic animal habitat in Hillsborough County, Florida.
Baskin reported him missing in 1997 when his abandoned car was found in the parking lot of a small airport and told police that he had planned to visit his home in Costa Rica.
Lewis was later declared legally dead and, according to Fritz, Baskin inherited a considerable fortune of between 5 and 10 million dollars.
She has since claimed that her husband was showing signs of “mental deterioration” before her disappearance and then married Howard Baskin, who helps her run Big Cat Rescue.
Fritz said his “work theory” is that Lewis was lured to a private county airport on the pretext of buying another plane.
The lawyer believes he was murdered there.
“Don Lewis, he was terribly cheap when he was very wealthy,” said Fritz. “It was cheap beyond belief.
“What would have attracted him more than anything else was a good deal on an airplane.
“So that’s what I guess happened, that he got lured to the Pilot Country Estates to watch a plane. “
He recalled how Lewis preferred to fly under the scope of radar detection due to the revocation of his pilot license.
Fritz acknowledged that Baskin was not named an official suspect and he did not know who did it.
“One day, one of these people will bump their feet and want a prison release card and this is where something will happen,” said the lawyer.
Baskin repeatedly protested his innocence, detonating what she described as “lies and innuendos” in the Netflix series.
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“If you want to know the truth, it requires understanding the story of the events of the years leading up to my husband’s disappearance and the roles and behaviors of those interviewed in the series,” she wrote in a post ” refuting ”the documentary.
” [Lewis’] the behavior has become increasingly strange. He began to refuse to use the toilet and to defecate outside. He brought a homeless man to stay in our house.
“I rescheduled an appointment for him to see specialist Dr. Gold. But he disappeared before the date of the meeting. “