Cuban official calls cop killer whose return was sought by Christie a political refugee

December 23, 2014 4:09 AM

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Cuban official calls cop killer whose return was sought by Christie a political refugee

Joanne Deborah Chesimard is pictured here in an undated photo. Chesimard was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper 40 years ago. She's has been on the run since 1979 when she escaped from a prison, where she was serving a life term. (AP)

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

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