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Carole Baskin says she “killed” her first husband in a letter brought to light



Carole Baskin said she would kill her first husband to escape her marriage in a shocking letter unearthed 30 years ago.

Big Cat Rescue founder, 59, has been the subject of speculation linking her to the disappearance of her second husband, Don Lewis.

But the Tiger King star wrote a letter 30 years ago saying she would “eventually kill” her first husband, Michael Murdock.

He has now made it clear that he made the remarks because he was violent and would only act in self-defense.

Carole Baskin said she would kill her first husband in a shocking letter unearthed 30 years ago

Carole Baskin said she would kill her first husband in a shocking letter unearthed 30 years ago

Carole wrote the letter to Don’s first wife, Gladys, after leading a relationship with him for nine years.

The letter, seen by TMZ, was unearthed ahead of a new Joe Exotic documentary that airs on Investigation Discovery this weekend.

The letter describes Carole’s relationship with Don, but also includes a sentence about her first husband Michael.

She wrote: “I had to get out of my marriage and eventually I would kill my husband to do it.”

Tiger King star wrote a letter 30 years ago saying she would `` eventually kill '' her first husband, Michael Murdock (pictured together)

Tiger King star wrote a letter 30 years ago saying she would “ eventually kill ” her first husband, Michael Murdock (pictured together)

Carole wrote the letter to Don's first wife, Gladys, after having been in a relationship with him for nine years (pictured during their marriage)

Carole wrote the letter to Don’s first wife, Gladys, after having been in a relationship with him for nine years (pictured during their marriage)

But Baskin says he would only act in self-defense.

Confirming the letter as his, he said: “I only meant it in the context of self-defense as Mike Murdock was physically abusive to me to the point of making me fear for my life.”

The reality star, who is competing in Dancing With The Stars, has already claimed several times that Murdock, whom she married in 1979 and shares daughter Jamie with, was abusive.

Carole and Don both divorced their spouses in 1991 and got married the same year after their long relationship together.

The reality star, who is competing in Dancing With The Stars, has already claimed several times that Murdock, whom she married in 1979 and shares daughter Jamie with, was abusive.

The reality star, who is competing in Dancing With The Stars, has already claimed several times that Murdock, whom she married in 1979 and shares daughter Jamie with, was abusive.

Don, a self-made millionaire through his real estate and used car businesses, continued to have relationships during his second marriage, according to Carole.

He said he often went to Costa Rica to meet women and planned to move there, buying a one-way plane ticket in the days leading up to his disappearance.

Carole claims that her mental health was deteriorating and that she was showing signs of Alzheimer’s, she claims her lawyers and associates rejected her.

In July 1997, Don, then 59, filed a request for a restraining order against his wife, saying she had threatened to kill him and hid his gun to prevent him from protecting himself.

Baskin is the rival of Tiger King star Joe Exotic who achieved world fame this year on Netflix

Baskin is Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s rival who achieved worldwide fame this year on Netflix

The request was denied and the couple continued to live together, despite Don telling Carole multiple times that he wanted a divorce.

On August 18, 1997, Don disappeared after leaving the house at around 6am and has not been seen since.

She left holdings worth around $ 5 million, leading to a dispute between Carole and Don’s children, who accuse her of being involved in his disappearance.

The case is still open and has gained international prominence following the success of Netflix’s Tiger King, in which Joe Exotic, owner of a big cat in war, often claimed that Carole killed her husband and fed him to her. tigers.

In a new Investigation Discovery special titled Tigers, Lies And Cover Ups - which airs next Sunday - private detectives take another look at the case and bring him dead dogs to try and locate Lewis' remains.

In a new Investigation Discovery special titled Tigers, Lies And Cover Ups – which airs next Sunday – private detectives take another look at the case and bring him dead dogs to try and locate Lewis’ remains.

He has consistently claimed he had nothing to do with Don’s disappearance.

It comes after the cadaver dogs seem to have caught the scent of human remains near a Florida lake house belonging to Don.

In the new documentary titled Tigers, Lies And Cover Ups – which airs next Sunday – private detectives take another look at the case and bring him dead dogs to try to locate Lewis’ remains.

In one scene from the upcoming special – shared with DailyMail.com – Captain Mike Hadsell of Peace River K-9 Search & Rescue brings a trained dog with him as he scours the waters right near the Lewis Lake house.

Carole has been married to Howard Baskin since 2004 and works alongside him on Big Cat Rescue

Carole has been married to Howard Baskin since 2004 and works alongside him on Big Cat Rescue

The bitch is disturbed by the scents she picks up, whimpering and barking as the boat turns around a portion of the lake.

“There is something in that lake, there is something that is constantly alerting the dog on the west side of the lake near Don Lewis’s house,” says an investigator.

Last month, Lewis’s family held a press conference in Tampa and announced an independent investigation into his disappearance.

It means that Carole will be interrogated under oath as part of the family investigation.


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