Man who killed, posted dead wife’s photo on Facebook found guilty


A Florida-based man who shot dead his wife and later posted a photo of the blood-spattered body on the social networking site Facebook has been convicted of second-degree murder, media reported.

Thirty-three year old Derek Medina, posted shortly after the gruesome killing in August 2013: “I am going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand any more with the abuse, so I did what I did.”

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Later, Medina admitted to the police taking a cellphone photo of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso’s dead body and uploading it on Facebook, reported.

The jurors discarded the argument that Medina acted in self-defence when he shot Alfonso eight times at their Miami residence.

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“No family should ever have to see their daughter killed and then exhibited worldwide on the internet like some macabre trophy to a husband’s anger as was Jennifer Alfonso,” state attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

“Far too often this kind of domestic violence leads to injury and death. That’s why we must end all forms of domestic violence,” Rundle added.

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Medina faces a sentence of 25 years to life for second-degree murder at a hearing scheduled for January next year.

According to Medina’s attorney Saam Zangeneh, they will file an appeal against the verdict.


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