New Jersey court reverses parole denial in 1973 trooper killing

HACKENSACK, N.J. — It remains one of the nation’s most infamous murders of a police officer, a New Jersey Turnpike killing connected to the racial politics of the 1970s and the dramatic prison escape of a woman who fled to Cuba and is one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. A state panel of appellate judges…

Posted: September 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “New Jersey court reverses parole denial in 1973 trooper killing”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 11:36 am on September 30th, 2014:

    “There is no legal reason to hold this man any longer,” Afran said. “The tragedy of 41 years ago cannot be changed.”

    BS. By that reasoning, nor can the Trooper be brought back. He should have died in prison.

  2. no more kings said at 8:32 pm on September 30th, 2014:

    about time, just because the victim was a police officer doesnt mean the penalty should be more severe. we are all created equal, killing a cop should be treated no worse than killing anyone else, they are men created equally of the same flesh and bone the rest of us. police are not a special and privileged class of humans.

  3. @ no more kings said at 8:37 pm on September 30th, 2014:

    Sorry, straw man argument.

    When you kill a police officer; you strike at the heart of law an order. And THUS, IMHO; I believe you deserve extra.

    If everyone could get away with killing cops, there would be anarchy.


  4. privileged JCG said at 9:02 pm on September 30th, 2014:

    so its not anarchy in Chicago where poor people are murdered daily, and the murderes spend sometimes only months in prison? its ok to release a murderer of the poor and unprivileged people, like you, or your family since you are not police officers? but then it figures you think there are privileged classes of people since you think its ok for Corzine to go free after stealing 1.6 billion while Lucas faces prison for a paperwork mistake. You are no friend to freedom and equality but i do wish the knighthood you advocate for is placed upon you soon just in case you are ever a victim or accused of a crime. Godspeed.

  5. Comments said at 10:09 pm on September 30th, 2014:


  6. @ priveleged said at 8:21 am on October 1st, 2014:


    It was real quiet around here, people being nice for a few days till your ugly persona showed up again.

    First, who said I was privileged? I got nothing from my father, and made what I made myself.

    Today, It’s tough after Sandy. So, stop with that kind of name calling.

    Who said I wasn’t disgusted with what goes on in Chicago? But you can blame decades of Democrat rule including Rahm Emanuel for that.

    Who said I liked Corzine going free? All I did was explain the cirucumstance why he did not go to jail. But you want to ignore that kind of stuff because you are a hater with a bug up your ass about me because you don’t like facts.

    STOP, JUST STOP inferring something about me or putting words in my mouth.

    You sir are a horse ass that just has to come here and start something because you have no self worth. It’s the only thing you can do to feel better about yourself.

    Stop using your feeble mind to make up stuff as you go. And start growing a pair of balls and put a name to yourself.

    Jim Granelli

    P.S. Comments – your article has nothing to do with the subject of a cop killer.

    Why don’t you all comment about that cop killer in Philadelphia being allowed to do a commencement speech at a college, eh?

    That would be refreshing.