Report: Binghamton University murder suspect charged, in custody in Nicaragua

Haley Anderson (Provided Photo)

The suspect in the murder of a Binghamton University student has been charged with second-degree murder, according to WBNG 12 News in Binghamton.

Orlando Tercero is accused of killing 22-year-old Haley Anderson. Her body was found on March 9 at Tercero's home.

According to WBNG, Tercero and Anderson were both nursing students at the university and had a previous relationship.

WBNG reported the Broome County District Attorney formerly charged Tercero on Saturday and that Anderson had died due to strangulation.

Tercero fled the United States last week for Nicaragua, WBNG reported. He was taken into custody at a hospital in Nicaragua where he was treated for self-inflicted injuries.

Nicaragua's National Police told WBNG that Tercero was being handed over to judicial authorities. They did not say whether Tercero was being represented by a lawyer in Nicaragua.

By being charged, the process of getting Tercero back to the United States begins. The Broome County District Attorney's Office will now call on the United States State Department and the Nicaraguan Government to reach an agreement to extradite Tercero to the United States, according to WBNG.

The indictment against Tercero will remained sealed until he returns to the United States and is formally arraigned on the murder charge, WBNG reported.

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