BU Student Formally Charged With Fellow Student's Murder

Laverne Higgins
March 20, 2018

The 22-year-old former boyfriend and classmate of murdered nursing student Haley Anderson has been charged with second-degree murder, the Broome County District Attorney's Office announced in a press conference on Saturday, March 17.

Anderson's body was found on Friday around 1 p.m.at an off-campus home in Binghamton, New York, where Tercero lived, as WNBF News reported.

Investigators said that Tercero and Anderson had, at least at one time, been involved in a relationship, but there have been no other details given about a possible motive or events leading up to the killing.

He has since been taken into custody at a hospital in Nicaragua where he was reportedly beingtreated for self-inflicted injuries.

Tercero flew to Nicaragua where he's now being detained.

The DA said this charge will initiate the process to have Tercero extradited.

Anderson was found by her roommates who went to Tercero's home to look for her.

Anderson told Tercero she meant to file a report with police, he he told her he didn't think it was a good idea and Tercero never filed a report about his own tires, police say.

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A photo of his arrest reveals Tercero with a bandage across his left eye and a busted lip surrounded by Nicaraguan police wearing balaclavas.

"We're going to do everything we can to make sure that he returns", he said.

According to the police report obtained by WBNG Anderson believed Tercero, 22, was behind the slashing of all four of her vehicle tires after the two got into a spat the day prior at a party at his home. He angrily confronted her and shouted at her, supposedly angry at her for dating her on-and-off boyfriend.

The report stated that Tercero was upset with Anderson for dating her boyfriend and started shouting at her at a party. "Haley stated that she tried to help Orlando by getting him into bed so he could rest, and then left his apartment".

The next morning she found her tires flat. "The victim and male student had a previous domestic/romantic relationship".

He himself never reported the incident to police.

US authorities indicated Tercero as a person of interest in the murder on Monday, suspecting he fled to Nicaragua, where some of his relatives live.

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