Joanne Chesimard

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Wants To Halt Cuba Diplomatic Relations Until Cop Killer Is Extradited

Joanne Chesimard was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey State Trooper.

12/21/2014

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba

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.

12/18/2014

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New Jersey Parole Board Files To Block Release Of Trooper Werner Foerster’s Killer

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.

10/08/2014

Joanne Chesimard (credit: FBI)

FBI Adds Cop Killer Joanne Chesimard To Most Wanted Terrorist List

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.

05/02/2013