Nicaraguan judge convicts man in murder of SUNY Binghamton student

Nicaraguan judge convicts man in murder of SUNY Binghamton student

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A Nicaraguan judge on Friday convicted a former SUNY Binghamton University nursing student in the March 2018 death of his ex-girlfriend  Orlando Tercero, 23 — a U.S.-Nicaraguan dual citizen — flew home to Nicaragua from Kennedy Airport hours before 22-year-old Haley Anderson’s body was found in a home near the Binghamton campus, the Daily News reported at the time Advertisement  Anderson, a native of Westbury, L.I., was found strangled in Tercero’s bed on March 8, 2018  Tercero was tried in a courtroom in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, because that country’s law bars extradition of its citizens U.S. witnesses in the case testified by video link from the Broome County District Attorney’s office in downtown Binghamton  A police investigator said Tercero left a note at his residence saying he was sorry Other witnesses said Tercero and Anderson had an “on and off” relationship. He wanted something more serious, but Anderson was not interested, said the witnesses  Judge María Fabiola Betancourt found Tercero guilty of the Nicaraguan charge of “femicide ” Tercero could face up to thirty years in prison, Broome County D.A. Steve Cornwell said in a tweet Sentencing is expected in the coming days.  Cornwell praised Nicaragua’s handling of the case “We wanted to have the trial here,” Broome told the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin “But we saw justice take place in a courtroom on an international stage.”  “There will always be an emptiness that’s there,” Gordon Anderson, Haley’s father, told the newspaper “But it was nice to see that Nicaragua did a really professional, bang up job to get the job done ”  With News Wire Services

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