New Jersey State Police remember slain Trooper Werner Foerster

Members of the New Jersey State Police are remembering a trooper killed in the line of duty more than 40 years ago by a woman who fled and has been living in Cuba. Officials on Wednesday dedicated

News 12 Staff

Nov 19, 2015, 5:19 AM

Updated 3,070 days ago

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New Jersey State Police remember slain Trooper Werner Foerster
Members of the New Jersey State Police are remembering a trooper killed in the line of duty more than 40 years ago by a woman who fled and has been living in Cuba.
Officials on Wednesday dedicated a monument in East Brunswick in honor of Trooper Werner Foerster.
Joanne Chesimard was convicted of killing Foerster during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.
Chesimard escaped from prison 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.
Chesimard remains on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List. The FBI and the State Police are offering $2 million for information leading to her capture.


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