Man who posted picture of dead wife on Facebook claims self-defense

Derek Medina, a Miami man shot and killed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, during an argument in August. He allegedly uploaded a picture of her dead body to his Facebook page. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and is now claiming self-defense. He claims, “I’m not a killer…I do not feel that I’m guilty and I feel like this was self-defense.”

Medina said they were having an argument in the bedroom when she started throwing things at him such as mascara, creams, boxes and shoes. During the argument, Medina pulled a gun on Alonso and told her to stop. He put the gun away and Alonso told him she was leaving him. When they walked downstairs, she began to punch him, he grabbed the gun again, she pulled a knife, he wrestled it out of her hands and put it in a drawer.

Medina claims that Alonso kept throwing punches at him. He told authorities that Alonso threatend to kill him with a knife, she said she would have someone kill him and as they continued to fight, he shot her 6-8 times.

Medina told wrote on his Facebook, “Im 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.”
The gruesome image of Alonso stayed posted for at least five hours. Facebook was notified of the content and employees removed the picture and disabled the pages of Medina and his slain wife.

An autopsy report released on Thursday said Alonso suffered gunshot wounds to her left forearm. Some of the bullets traveled at a downward angle, with one bullet entering her right chin, her back at the right side of her ribs.

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