BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
On Friday, Governor Christie sent President Obama a letter and engaged the White House urging the president to demand the Cuban government immediately return convicted cop-killer and escaped fugitive Joanne Chesimard to New Jersey to face justice before any further consideration of normalized relations with the Cuban government is made. The White House remains silent on what steps, if any, will be taken on this matter.
FOX News Sunday reported on the letter this morning (watch the segment HERE), with host Chris Wallace and the show’s panel discussing the heinous crime Chesimard committed and the sanctuary from justice she’s been given by Cuba. Also see this report from the FOX News desk: “Christie Tells Obama To Demand Return Of Cop Killer Chesimard To Start Cuba Talks.”
Chesimard is a convicted cop killer who executed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973 before escaping from prison and fleeing to Cuba, and has been provided safe heaven by the government there ever since. She is designated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a domestic terrorist and the first woman ever placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List.