Police: Man killed wife, posted photo of her body on Facebook

Suspect says 'I'm going to prison or death sentence' on social media

Published  7:06 AM HST Aug 09, 2013
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. -

A South Florida man faces first-degree murder charges after authorities said he shot his wife dead, and then apparently posted a photo of her lifeless body on Facebook.

Miami-Dade police report that 31-year-old Derek Medina turned himself in Thursday, telling them he had shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso in their South Miami home after she said she was leaving him, they got into an argument and she punched him.

A post on a Facebook page identified as Medina's says, "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife."

The post claims that his wife was punching him and that he wasn't going to tolerate any more abuse. The photo was up for more than five hours before Facebook took it down late Thursday afternoon.

Several Facebook pages have been created to raise awareness about this crime.

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