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Jury selection begins Tuesday for Joe Exotic

Posted: 12:17 PM, Mar 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-11 17:17:52Z
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Jury selection will begin Tuesday for a former exotic animal zookeeper who's accused in a murder-for-hire plot.

RELATED STORY: 'Joe Exotic' indicted for killing endangered animals to make room at animal park

A federal district judge in Oklahoma ordered Joseph Maldonado-Passage's trial to start on March 25.

According to investigators Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, planned to pay for the murder of a Florida woman.

They allege he was planning to sell big cat cubs in order to settle a three thousand dollar murder for hire tab.

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