Joanne Chesimard was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey State Trooper.
She escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.
New Jersey’s parole board has filed in court to stop the release of a man convicted of killing a state trooper more than 40 years ago.
It was 40 years ago today that New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed along the New Jersey Turnpike. Joanne Chesimard was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.