Florida Man Allegedly Kills Wife and Confesses on Facebook
Police charged a Florida man with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his wife, and then quickly owning up to his crime, on Facebook.
Derek Medina, 31, took to Facebook shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday to confess that he had murdered his wife and to say goodbye to his friends. A post on Medina's Facebook account on Thursday read, ""Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news."
Just in case any of his followers thought it was a prank or gruesome joke, Medina also posted a photo of his wife's dead body slumped on the floor with the caption "Rip Jennifer Alfonso".
Medina, a property management supervisor, turned himself into police after his social media confession. When police arrived at his home they found the body of his wife, 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso, and the couple's 10-year-old daughter, who was unharmed.
According an affidavit, Medina and Alfonso got into a heated argument on Thursday morning in the couple's home. Medina pulled a gun and Alfonso walked out of the room. Upon returning, she told Medina she was leaving him. He reportedly followed her into the kitchen where she started punching him. Medina says he later grabbed the gun and confronted Alfonso a second time. This time she pulled a knife, but Medina was able to disarm her. Alfonso began to punch Medina again and then he shot her several times.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Medina had reportedly used his Facebook account to post pictures of the couple enjoying a meal together. Facebook has since disabled the account.
According to public records, Alfonso and Medina were first married in 2010 and then divorced in 2012. Three months later, they remarried.
Medina was also supposedly the author of books on several topics, including how to save a marriage through communication, and interactions with supernatural forces.