South Miami man who posted picture of dead wife on Facebook back in court


Derek Medina, the South Miami man who has admitted posting to Facebook a grisly photo of his dead wife after shooting her, is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday for her murder.

Medina, 31, is charged with first-degree murder. He will appear in court at 9 a.m. at the Richard Gerstein Justice Building.

Police say Medina shot and killed his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, 26, in their home on Aug.8, then turned himself in to police with his father.

Police found Alfonso’s body in the couple's South Miami home.

Hours earlier, police said, Medina posted a gruesome photo of Alfonso's bloody body on his Facebook page, with a comment:

"I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys. Miss you guys. Take care. Facebook people you'll see me in the news."

It's likely Medina will claim self-defense. Two weeks ago at another court appearance, his attorneys — Saam Zangeneh, Mauricio Padilla and Rick Yabor — requested they be allowed to photograph Medina in jail, presumably for bruises, cuts or other signs of abuse.

Medina also posted on Facebook that Alfonso "was punching me and I'm not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did."

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