NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The decades-old international case of a convicted cop killer is getting new attention in New Jersey.
It was 40 years ago today that New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed in a bloody gun battle during a traffic stop along the New Jersey Turnpike.
Joanne Chesimard, 65, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder. One of her accomplices was killed and another was convicted in Foerster’s death and remains in jail.
In 1979, members of the Black Liberation Army broke Chesimard out of prison and hid her underground before she was able to flee to Cuba where she has been living since mid-1984, officials said.