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.