Tupac’s Step-Aunt First Woman Added to FBI Most Wanted List

The FBI has added Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, to its list of Most Wanted Terrorists. Shakur was a 1970s black radical who was convicted of murdering a New Jersey trooper. She was sentenced and imprisoned in 1977, but made a daylight escape two years later and fled to Cuba.

Shakur-New Jersey Trooper

Shakur killed Trooper Werner Foerster on May 2, 1973 after he stopped her and two associates. Foerster was shot with his own gun. After Shakur’s imprisonment, she broke out of prison with the help of the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground and has been living in Cuba, protected by Fidel Castro‘s communist regime, for more than 40 years.

Shakur is the step-aunt of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. She is the 46th person added to the Most Wanted Terrorists List after it was established by President George W. Bush in 2001.

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