November 26, 2015
MIAMI (AFP) - A Miami man who killed his wife and then splashed a photo of her bloodied body on Facebook was found guilty on Wednesday of second-degree murder.
Derek Medina, 33, who remained impassive after the jury delivered its verdict, could be jailed for life after he shot Jennifer Alfonso eight times in August 2013 in the kitchen of their home.
Medina said he acted in self-defense after she threatened him with a knife and following years of abuse at the hands of his wife, 27, But after six hours' deliberation jurors rejected that claim and found him guilty of second-degree murder.
The case attracted widespread attention because before surrendering to police, Medina photographed his wife's body, put the picture on Facebook and admitted in a posting at the social network that he had killed her.
"I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news my wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope u understand me," he wrote on Facebook.