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Federal bill aimed at return of convicted killers to US

Two New Jersey congressmen have re-introduced legislation seeking the return of convicted killers living abroad.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Chris Smith and Democrat Albio Sires, would require the executive branch to report to Congress on the number of fugitives the U.S. is seeking to extradite and what is being done to secure their return.

The Walter Patterson and Werner Foerster Justice and Extradition Act is named for a Wall Township gas station owner who was slain during a robbery in 1962 and for a state trooper who was gunned down on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.

Joanne Chesimard was found guilty in 1977 of killing Trooper Foerster, but she escaped...

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