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Suspected killer of New York college student arrested in Nicaragua, cops say

FOX News

Haley Anderson was found dead Friday in the off-campus home of Orlando Tercero, a fellow student at Binghamton University. A man suspected in the murder of a Binghamton University student who jumped on a flight to his native Nicaragua was arrested Tuesday in the Central America country, The New York Post reported. Orlando Tercero, 22, who holds dual citizenship, fled to Nicaragua after allegedly killing Haley Anderson, 22, a fellow student at Binghamton's Decker School of Nursing. Nicaraguan authorities told WABC-TV that Tercero had been detained and transferred to a prison in El Chipote, 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua. Anderson was discovered dead in Tercero's bed last Friday in his off-campus home.


Suspect in slaying of New York student appears roughed up in photo with Nicaragua police

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Nicaragua National Police arrested Orlando Tercero on Tuesday and transferred him to a prison 40 miles southwest of Managua, the capital. The Nicaragua National Police on Wednesday released a photo of the suspect in the killing of a New York nursing student who fled the U.S. to the Central American country shortly after the woman's death. Orlando Tercero, 22, was arrested Tuesday by the Nicaragua National Police in connection with the death of Haley Anderson, 22, a fellow nursing student at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system. The office of District Attorney Stephen Cornwell in Broome County, N.Y., confirmed Tercero's arrest, Fox 40 reported. In the photo, Tercero is seen surrounded by four armed police officers wearing masks.


Binghamton University cancels classes after second student murder in 5 weeks

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Binghamton University police released images of a suspect in the deadly stabbing of a 19-year-old student in a campus dorm room Sunday. A university in New York canceled classes Monday after the second murder of a student in five weeks. Binghamton University alerted students to the cancellation hours after first-year engineering student Joao Souza, 19, was stabbed to death on campus Sunday night. The university announced Monday evening that a suspect was in custody. Police said he was a student but did not give further details.


College student's murder in New York leads to a guilty verdict in Nicaragua

FOX News

A female college student's accused killer has been convicted in Nicaragua after authorities there refused to extradite him to New York. Orlando Tercero, 23, fled to Nicaragua after 22-year-old Haley Anderson was found dead in his bed near Binghamton University in New York last year. He was found guilty of murder Friday by a judge in Managua in the rare legal proceeding involving the two countries. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date. "Today, justice was served as much as it can be," Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said, according to WBNG-TV.


Slaying took place in New York but Nicaragua hosts trial, witnesses testify via video link

The Japan Times

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540 km) away -- in Nicaragua. In an exceedingly rare legal proceeding, the trial of former Binghamton University student Orlando Tercero in the 2018 killing of 22-year-old Haley Anderson is being held at a court in Managua, with a Nicaraguan prosecutor and a Nicaraguan judge applying Nicaraguan law. American prosecutors have no authority over the trial, but the Broome County District Attorney's office in New York is deeply involved as a facilitator for witness testimony. The witnesses have testified, with the help of a translator, via a video link from a room in the district attorney's office in downtown Binghamton.