MIAMI (AP) – A jury has convicted a South Florida man of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her corpse on Facebook.
The verdict Wednesday came at the end of the trial for 33-year-old Derek Medina. He claimed he shot his wife in self-defense in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Medina told police in a videotaped statement he shot his wife during a fight in which she threatened him with a knife.
Medina told police he posted the Facebook photo of Alfonso’s bloody body to show family what happened and raise claims that he was abused by his wife.
Prosecutors contended Medina killed his wife because she threatened to leave him. Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was home when her mother was killed but did not witness the shooting.
He faces up to life in prison.