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FBI puts NJ trooper's killer in 1973 on most wanted terrorist list; reward upped to $2M

  • FILE - This is an undated file photo provided by the New Jersey State Police showing Assata Shakur - the former Joanne Chesimard - who was put on a U.S. government terrorist watch list on May 2, 2005. Shakur, 57, was convicted in 1973 of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster as he lay on the ground. She escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba. The FBI is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2013 regarding Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey state trooper on this date 40 years ago. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police, File)

    FILE - This is an undated file photo provided by the New Jersey State Police showing Assata Shakur - the former Joanne Chesimard - who was put on a U.S. government terrorist watch list on May 2, 2005. Shakur, 57, was convicted in 1973 of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster as he lay on the ground. She escaped from prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba. The FBI is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2013 regarding Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey state trooper on this date 40 years ago. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - A Monday, May 2, 2005 file photo shows New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, who was killed by Joanne Chesimard 40 years ago today, shown in West Trenton, N.J. Chesimard was convicted of the murder of Trooper Werner Foerster, but escaped prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba, living there under the name Assata Shakur. The FBI is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2013 regarding Joanne Chesimard. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen, File)

    FILE - A Monday, May 2, 2005 file photo shows New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, who was killed by Joanne Chesimard 40 years ago today, shown in West Trenton, N.J. Chesimard was convicted of the murder of Trooper Werner Foerster, but escaped prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba, living there under the name Assata Shakur. The FBI is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2013 regarding Joanne Chesimard. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen, File)  (The Associated Press)

A militant convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper 40 years ago is now the first woman on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.

The FBI and state of New Jersey also announced Thursday a doubling of the reward, to $2 million, for the capture of Joanne Chesimard.

The state is adding its own $1 million on top of the million dollars already offered by the FBI for her capture and return.

Chesimard was a member of the Black Liberation Army. She's been on the run since 1979 when she escaped from prison, where she was serving a life term in the death of Trooper Werner Foerster.

She fled to Cuba, where she has lived under the name Assata Shakur.

Foerster was killed on May 2, 1973, during a traffic stop.