A female college student’s accused killer has been convicted in Nicaragua after authorities there refused to extradite him to New York.

Orlando Tercero, 23, fled to Nicaragua after 22-year-old Haley Anderson was found dead in his bed near Binghamton University in New York last year.

He was found guilty of murder Friday by a judge in Managua in the rare legal proceeding involving the two countries. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.

“Today, justice was served as much as it can be,” Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said, according to WBNG-TV.