Court can’t keep fugitive cop-killer from getting $15K cut of land deal


One of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists — a convicted cop-killer and fugitive now believed to be living in Cuba — has some money headed her way from North Carolina after a county-brokered land deal.

Joanne Deborah Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, was cut a check for $15,351 by the Superior Court clerk of New Hanover County earlier this month after a land deal between a private LLC and descendants of the Freeman family that owned land near Freeman Park in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, the Port City Daily reports.

Chesimard — a former Black Panther and godmother of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur — is due to receive the funds after the Superior Court of New Hanover County brokered selling prices for the Freeman heirs. Shakur is one of the last Freeman heirs to sell but remains unable to “return to the United States from Cuba, due to an outstanding warrant for her arrest in the States for murder charges,” according to court documents cited by the newspaper.

Judge Joshua Willey signed a court order April 2 indicating that the court was “aware of no legal reason” to withhold payment from Chesimard directly or through her appointed power of attorney. The check was signed on April 3, according to the newspaper.

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