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Nicaraguan court sentences US dual citizen to 30 years in prison for strangling nursing student in New York and fleeing the country – Orlando Tercero, 23, was jailed for the murder of Haley Anderson in Managua

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Fugitive Nicaraguan man with US dual citizen was convicted and jailed in Nicaraguan court for the death of a woman he killed in New York
The judge sentenced he defendant, Orlando Tercero, to 30 years in prison for strangling an American nursing, Haley Anderson, student in New York
Tercero, 23, reportedly had a romantic relationship with 22-year-old fellow nursing student Haley Anderson, but he became enraged when she rejected his demands for a more serious relationship and began dating other people
Anderson voluntarily visited Orlando Tercero’s apt on Binghamton’s West Side early March 8, 2018 after parting ways with her friends 
Prosecutors said the defendant, fueled by jealousy and a sense of rejection, strangled his former paramour
Orlando Tercero, 23, is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Haley Anderson on Friday in Managua, Nicaragua
After killing Anderson, Tercero fled to Nicaragua in an attempt to escape persecution  
He was found guilty by a judge of Femicide, a law that covers domestic or sexually motivated murders of women
Tercero was tried in Nicaragua after the country refused to extradite him to New York 
The District Attorney of New York’s Broome County facilitated witness testimonies via a video link to Nicaragua and a translator 
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Convicted of Femicide: Orlando Tercero [photo], has been sentenced to 30 years in Nicaraguan prison for the murder of Haley Anderson in March 2018, before fleeing the U.S. to Nicaragua to escape justice

A Nicaraguan judge sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for the murder of a young nursing student in upstate New York on Friday.
Former nursing student Orlando Tercero, 23, was found guilty of killing 22-year-old Haley Anderson in March 2018 by reportedly strangling her in his off-campus residence in Binghamton, New York.
Haley Anderson voluntarily visited Orlando Tercero’s apartment on Binghamton’s West Side early March 8, 2018 after parting ways with her friends. Fueled by jealousy and a sense of rejection, he strangled her.

Tercero was convicted of Femicide, a Nicaraguan law that covers domestic or sexually motivated murders of women.
The trial for Tercero, who is a dual citizen of the US and Nicaragua, was an increasingly rare one that saw the defendant prosecuted under Nicaragua’s legal system for a murder that happened on American soil.
Authorities said that Tercero fled to the Nicaraguan capital Managua after the murder and the trial was subsequently held there because Central American nation’s laws forbid the extradition of citizens.

Witnesses at the trial said Tercero had a romantic relationship with Anderson, but he became enraged when she rejected his demands for a more serious relationship and began dating other people.
Anderson’s friends and supporters reportedly watched the courtroom proceedings on a grainy livestream from a wood-paneled viewing room.
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Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said Tercero received the maximum prison sentence under Nicaraguan law.
Cornwell told the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: ‘We saw something that we haven’t seen before, but we saw two governments working together, law enforcement agencies working together.’

Gordon Anderson, Haley’s father, praised Nicaragua’s handling of the case, telling Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin that it gave, ‘some ease to the heartache and a little bit of conclusion.’
‘I mean it’s not over, and there will always be an emptiness that’s there, but it was nice to see that Nicaragua did a really professional, bang up job to get the job done.’If Tercero is ever extradited, he could still be prosecuted for Anderson’s death under the U.S. legal system.

On March 8, 2018, Anderson voluntarily visited Tercero at his apartment after hanging out with friends.
During a fit of jealousy, Tercero strangled Anderson and her body was later found partly tucked into his bed.
After Haley was found dead, Tercero reportedly told his sister that he had done ‘something bad’ and was a ‘disgrace to the family’.

Orlando Tercero 3.jpgTercero was convicted of Femicide, a Nicaraguan law that covers domestic or sexually motivated murders of women. The dual US and Nicaragua citizen, was tried in Nicaraguan capital of Managua. He’d fled the US in 2018, following the death of Anderson 

Six months before her death, Anderson filed a police report against Tercero that revealed she feared him.
WBNG reports that Haley believed Tercero was responsible for slashing all four of her car tires after the two got into an argument the day before during a party at his home.
Tercero, who had a previous relationship with Anderson, reportedly got upset with her and shouted at her during a confrontation about her on-again, off-again boyfriend.
Tercero attempted to apologize by pouring shots for Anderson and her friends before he became sick after drinking too much.
Anderson helped Tercero to bed and the next morning discovered her tires.

‘Haley stated that she and Orlando dated for a short time, and that she had gone to a party at his house, 23 Oak St, on Sept 15, 2017.
She stated that Orlando had confronted her about dating his friend, her now boyfriend, and that he got very upset and was shouting at her.’

Anderson told officers she would handle the matter with Tercero by herself.
Anderson posted a video of her slashed tires on her Snapchat, to which Tercero replied and said his were damaged as well.
He reportedly told Anderson that filing a police report was not a good idea.

 

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