As convicted killer remains, police head slams US-Cuba deal
The head of New Jersey's state police is criticizing a law enforcement deal reached between the U.S. and Cuba because it doesn't require the return of a woman convicted of killing a state trooper.
Col. Rick Fuentes said Thursday that the information sharing agreement announced this week burned the Obama administration's last opportunity to negotiate for the return of fugitives including Joanne Chesimard.
Fuentes says he will work with President Donald Trump to negotiate for her return.
Joanne Chesimard was convicted in 1977 in the death of Trooper Werner Foerster during a gunfight after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. She was sentenced to life in prison but escaped and traveled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum and she has been living under the name Assata Shakur.