Friday, August 9, 2013

31-year-old Miami Man Fatally Shoots Wife In Kitchen, Then Posted Photo And Confession On FB

Derek Medina and Jennifer Alfonso

Photos: Facebook

Miami man kills wife claiming repeated abuse by her and posted confession, including a photo of murdered wife on Facebook.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 9, 2013

Miami, Florida - On Thursday, WUSA 9 dot com reported that Derek Medina, 31, turned himself to police after fatally shooting his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, 26, and then posting a confession, including a photo of her body on Facebook (FB). The FB page was removed about five hours after the murder.
Medina claimed that Alfonso had repeatedly abused him and got tired of it and just shot her. 
Medina posted around noon on Thursday, "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 on 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."
On Alfonso's dead body photo, Medina added, "RIP, Jennifer Alfonso." When police investigated Medina's claim that he killed his wife, police found her body in the kitchen floor at their townhouse located at 5555 SW 67 Avenue in South Miami.
Medina after the homicide had gone to his father's home and told him that Alfonso had argued with him and began to repeatedly hit him. She then pulled a knife on him and he fatally shot her. The father took Medina to a police station where he turned himself in. His father told police that Medina had previously married Alfonso and had an abusive relationship, which ended in a divorced, but last year they got married again.
Medina married Alfonso in 2012 and his FB profile indicated he was a small time actor who landed an extra role with Burn Notice in 2009. His 10-year-old daughter from a previous marriage was at home when police arrived, but she was reported unharmed.
Medina is facing first-degree murder, according to police.

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