Man confesses on Facebook that he killed wife, told court it was self defense

November 03, 2015

A Florida man who murdered his wife then confessed on Facebook by posting a picture of her dead body, claimed he killed the woman in self-defence. 

Derek Medina, 33, admitted to killing his 27-year-old wife, Jennifer Alfonso in 2013 when he posted a picture of her lifeless body splayed on her kitchen floor with the caption "RIP Jennifer Alfonso."

He also made another post stating, “I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you, miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news. My wife 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.”

When the case was mentioned in court yesterday, Saam Zangeneh, the lawyer representing Medina claimed his client killed Alfonso in self defence because she was constantly battering him, was a drug addict and satan worshipper, the Associated Press reported.

However, Scott Dunn, the prosecutor has countered the self-defence claims. he plans to introduce evidence to show that Medina was an accomplished amateur boxer who had little to fear from his physically weaker wife as well as show that Medina allegedly told a friend he would kill his wife if she ever tried to leave him, which her friends said was her plan, the AP reported.