- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey has filed a motion seeking to have the state Supreme Court consider the parole of a man convicted in the 1973 murder of a state trooper.

Last fall, an appeals court overruled a state parole board panel decision and ordered Sundiata Acoli released.

Acoli, then known as Clark Edward Squire, was convicted along with current fugitive Joanne Chesimard in the murder of trooper Werner Foerster during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike.

In its filing Monday, the state attorney general’s office argued that the appellate court erred by not sending Acoli’s case to the full parole board for a rehearing after his bid was rejected by a two-person panel.

It isn’t known when the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case. Acoli remains incarcerated.


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