A female student, the accused murderer has been convicted in Nicaragua, after the authorities denied him the right to make up New York city.
Orlando Tercero, 23, fled to Nicaragua after a 22-year-old Haley, of Anderson, was found dead in his bed in the vicinity of Binghamton University in New York city last year.
He was found guilty of murder on Friday by a court in Managua, one of the few legal proceedings involving the two countries. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
“Today, justice has been served, so far as it may be,” Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said, according to WBNG-TV.
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Nicaragua rejected the request for extradition, because Tercero is a dual U.S.-Nicaraguan citizenship. The Central American country, which prohibits the extradition of its own citizens.
The Nicaraguan judge, looked at the witnesses testified to, of Binghamton, via video hook-up.
The prosecutor said Tercero, left behind a note saying that he was sorry for it.
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Friends of Anderson said Tercero had been obsessed with her, according to the report. They were students at Binghamton, and was an on-again-off-relationship.
Anderson’s father, spoke with reporters after the court’s ruling, WBNG reported.
“I don’t know if there will ever be a word of justice, for there is no justice for something to be real in the absence of the words, discouraging as it was,” Gordon ” Anderson said, according to the station.
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Tercero is still facing charges in New York city.