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A Year Later, The Process Of Bringing Haley Anderson's Accused Killer Back To The U.S. Continues

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -

Saturday March 9th marked one year since Binghamton University senior Haley Anderson was found strangled in a West Side apartment. Her accused killer is still out of reach of the U.S. justice system in Nicaragua. On Monday, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell tells Fox 40 the process is still moving forward, his office is now waiting for the Nicaragua court system to make a decision on whether or not to send Orlando Tercero back to Broome County to face the charges in Anderson's death.

"We have fulfilled all their requests for additional documents and if we receive any others we'll immediately respond appropriately to help move the system forward so that Tercero will eventually be brought back," says Cornwell. 

Cornwell says the extradition process has been taking longer than he had expected and that a shutdown of the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua last summer slowed down the process a bit. 

On March 17th, a Broome County grand jury charged Tercero with the death of 22-year-old Haley Anderson. Police found Anderson's body inside Tercero's Oak Street apartment on March 9th. According to Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski, the two, both nursing students at Binghamton University, had an "on-again, off-again relationship."

Police say Tercero had fled the United States before Anderson's body was discovered. He was taken into custody days later in Nicaragua.