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First woman on FBI terror list

Friday, May 03, 2013 - 01:16

May 3 - A convicted killer on the run since 1979 becomes the first woman on the FBI's 'most-wanted terrorist' list. Paul Chapman reports

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Joanne Chesimard's earned a dubious place in history. She's the first woman to make it on the FBI's 'most wanted terrorist' list for killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973. (SOUNDBITE)(English) AARON FORD, SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, FBI NEWARK, SAYING: "Today, on the 40th anniversary of trooper Werner Foerster's death, we stand together with the New Jersey State Police to reaffirm our commitment to the capture of Joanne Chesimard. The men and women of the FBI will continue to do all that we can to make sure she is brought to justice." Chesimard escaped jail and fled to Cuba in 1979 following her conviction for murder. The trooper died in a gun battle when he stopped a car carrying Chesimard for a vehicle violation. (SOUNDBITE)(English) AARON FORD, SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE, FBI NEWARK, SAYING: "While living openly and freely in Cuba she continues to maintain and promote her terrorist ideology. She provides anti-U.S. government speeches espousing the Black Liberation Army message of revolution and terrorism." U.S. authorities have also doubled the reward for her capture to two million dollars in the hope of fuelling wider enthusiasm for her return to the U.S.

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First woman on FBI terror list

Friday, May 03, 2013 - 01:16