Carruth, now 44, was found guilty of orchestrating a plot to kill Cherica Adams on Nov. 16, 1999, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to avoid paying child support.
"Most of us were ultimately able to grab hold of rocks or barriers ... and await the rescue teams to get to us. Unfortunately, not all of us were so lucky"
The acknowledgment that the writer was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate marks a dramatic reversal from previous vehement denials.
About 7,000 people have set out for Tapachula in the state of Chiapas, Mexican authorities said.
Zoo staff were alerted by "an unusual amount of roaring" coming from the lion pen and found Zuri in a fight with Nyack, the zoo said in a statement.