New Jersey Governor Murphy on Sundiata Acoli Parole

Posted on May 10, 2022Comments Off on New Jersey Governor Murphy on Sundiata Acoli Parole

New Jersey Governor Murphy on the New Jersey Supreme Court Granting Sundiata Acoli Parole

TRENTON, NJ (STL.News) Governor Phil Murphy released the following Statement on the New Jersey Supreme Court Granting Sundiata Acoli Parole.

“I am deeply disappointed that Sundiata Acoli, a man who murdered Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, will be released from prison.  In 1996, Governor Whitman signed a law ensuring that anyone who murders an officer on duty will receive life in prison without the possibility of parole, and I profoundly wish this law had been in place when Acoli was sentenced in 1974.  Our men and women in uniform are heroes, and anyone who would take the life of an officer on duty should remain behind bars until the end of their life.”

 

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