Tercero Trial Resumes in Nicaragua/Broome
The long-distance trial of a former Binghamton University nursing student accused of murdering another student in Binghamton in March of last year is scheduled to enter its fourth day in a courtroom in Nicaragua and in the Broome County District Attorney’s office in Binghamton.
The femicide trial of Orlando Tercero continues after its fourth adjournment, each of those lasting a week or more.
The last testimony was heard by a judge in Nicaragua October 22 when the defense was granted more time to put together information from a psychological examination.
Tercero is accused of strangling Haley Anderson in his Oak Street, Binghamton apartment in March of 2018 then fleeing to his native Nicaragua where he was arrested by authorities there.
Nicaragua has no extradition treaty with the United States and, in spite of numerous appeals by local prosecutors, the U.S. Justice Department and Senator Charles Schumer, the country has refused to return Tercero to Broome County to be tried for murder.
A satellite hookup is allowing family, reporters and witnesses in Broome County to see the proceedings in the Nicaraguan courtroom and a translator is interpreting the on-goings.
The case is to resume at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time November 1, which is 9 a.m. in Nicaragua.