Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medina, Facebook Confessed Killer Denied Bail

Derek Medina and Jennifer Alfonso's body

A Miami-Dade judge has denied bond for Medina.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 16, 2013

Miami, FL - On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Judge Yvonne Colodny denied bond for Derek Medina, 31, who is charged with first-degree murder, child neglect and firing a missle. He previously plead not guilty to both homicide and child neglect without causing bodily harm charges, but has yet to plea on firing a missle.
During the bond hearing, Judge Colodny cited her reasons due to the circumstances in the case to deny Medina bail. She also allowed for the defense to introduce a diary from Jennifer Alfonso, 26, who wrote that she was going to get violent with Medina.
Medina is claiming self-defense for fatally shooting Alfonso multiple times in the kitchen and then posting her photo on Facebook after she was dead. He also posted a confession that he killed her after she punched him.
Medina posted, "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 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."
Police investigators say, Medina had said that Alfonso had threatened him with a knife. Evidence at the crime scene indicated that Medina had taken the knife away from Alfonso and place it back on a kitchen drawer where it was found by police. 
The coroner's reported showed that Alfonso was kneeling and attempting to shield her herself with her arms when she was allegedly shot multiple times by Medina. Medina then took a photo of her body slumped backwards in the kitchen and posted it on Alfonso's Facebook page to let Alfonso's family know that she was dead and to rush over there and get his stepdaughter before turning himself to police, according to Detective Jonathan Grossman who found Alfonso's body and questioned Medina during the homicide investigation.
In a 26-page sworn statement released by police, Derek states, the altercation with his wife began after he overslept and got his wife mad because they had a date to go out. Alfonso began to throw things at him and began to repeatedly punch him during the altercation. She even took out a knife and pointed at him, but he managed to take it away from her and put it back on a kitchen drawer.
He pulled out his handgun and warned Alfonso to stop punching him until he fired his weapon multiple times at Alfonso who died from the injuries sustained in the shooting.
In a video from inside their townhouse recovered by police, it showed Medina moving away from the kitchen and then returning briefly and then he just fired his weapon at Alfonso in the kitchen at point blank. 
Medina told Detective Grossman that Alfonso had a history of getting physical with him for the last four years and that he wasn't going to take it anymore. So, he shot her, but is claiming that he had a right to self-defense. 

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