- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The head of the New Jersey State Police is warning potential tourists to Cuba to be on the lookout for terrorists there, including a woman who was convicted in the 1973 killing of a trooper.

Col. Rick Fuentes’ message posted to Facebook is Thursday was tied to President Barack Obama’s planned trip to Cuba.

It’s the latest effort in Fuentes push for the return of Joanna Chesimard, who was convicted in the killing of Trooper Werner Foerster but later escaped and fled to Cuba. He says Chesimard and three other fugitives in Cuba are responsible for the deaths of 17 police officers, five American civilians, two servicemen and 159 bombings.

Chesimard is the state’s most wanted fugitive. There’s a $2 million bounty for information leading to her capture.


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