US man charged on ‘Facebook murder’
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. - Agence France-Presse
The house of Derek Medina is pictured in Miami. REUTERS photoA South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook has been charged with first-degree murder.
Derek Medina, 31, was being questioned by detectives in Miami after turning himself in earlier Aug. 8 following the shooting death of wife Jennifer Alfonso, 26. In a macabre twist, Medina had apparently posted a picture showing his slain wife’s blood-soaked body on Facebook, under the caption “RIP Jennifer Alfonso,” before giving himself up.
In a status update posted shortly before the photo was uploaded, Medina wrote: “You will see me in the news.” “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,” he wrote. “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.” Police said Medina drove himself to the South Miami Police Department following the shooting.