The prime suspect in the murder of Binghamton University student Haley Anderson was arrested in Nicaragua on Tuesday, local news outlets reported. The suspect, Orlando Tercero, fled to the Central American country shortly before the body of Anderson, 22, was discovered on Friday in an Oak Street residence in Binghamton, New York, where Tercero lived, USA Today Affiliate Press Connects reported. Tercero was apprehended and transferred to the Directorate of Judicial Assistance, also known as "El Chipote," in Managua, Nicaragua, Commissioner Francisco Díaz of the Nicaraguan National Police said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Tercero is a U.S. citizen and a student of the same university where Anderson studied. Tercero was allegedly obsessed with Anderson for quite some time -- an obsession that did not subside when both of them became friends.
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.
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.
Authorities did not disclose the name or any other information about the suspect at a 5 p.m. news conference, other than to say he was a Binghamton University student. Police said more details would be released later Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a residence suite on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line. Souza had previously attended high school in New York and was a native of Brazil, where family was notified, according to the university. Jonathan Ross, superintendent of the Blind Brook school district in Westchester County, told the Journal News that Souza graduated last year from Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, where he was a standout soccer player.
Binghamton University police released images of a suspect in the deadly stabbing of a 19-year-old student in a campus dorm room Sunday. The man who police said stabbed a fellow Binghamton University student to death on Sunday has been identified by police and charged with second degree murder. Michael M. Roque, 20, has been charged in the killing of 19-year-old Joao Souza, a freshman, authorities said. Roque has pleaded not guilty. Souza, an engineering student, was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a residence suite on the campus near the Pennsylvania state line.