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Florida Man Who Killed Wife & Posted Her Bloody Corpse On Facebook Is Convicted Of Murder

Derek Medina, is led out of the courtroom after he was found guilty of second-degree murder, Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015 in Miami. Medina, who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook, was convicted after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense. (Walter Michot/The Miami Herald via AP, Pool)
Derek Medina, is led out of the courtroom after he was found guilty of second-degree murder, Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015 in Miami. Medina, who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook, was convicted after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense. (Walter Michot/The Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defense.

Jurors found 33-year old Derek Medina guilty of 2nd degree murder, shooting a deadly missile and child neglect. However, the jury did not believe he pre-planned the murder of his 27-year-old wife Jennifer Alfonso. Either way, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Medina did not wince as he learned the jury’s verdict which could put him in prison for 25 years to life, but rather was reported to have whispered to his attorney, Saam Zanganeh.

Alfonso’s mother Caroline Knox, did not show emotion either, until the moment, when she hugged the lead investigator in the case.

DEREK MEDINA-COURT-4Victim’s mother, Caroline Knox with husband, Rohan Knox

Knox, later said through tears:

“There’s nothing good to say about this situation. It’s a horrible situation. There’s no happy ending. There’s no happy ending.”

It took the jury six and a half hours to come to the conclusion that Medina murdered Alfonso, and neglected her 10-year old daughter by locking her in the home while her mother lay dead.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle called the conviction a relief and a victory for her office and Alfonso’s family. She believes Medina created additional pain by posting the picture of Alfonso’s corpse on Facebook.

Rundle said:

“To then post it on the internet for the world to see, and for the daughter to know that the world has seen the tragic way in which her mother was murdered…It’s heartless.”

DEREK MEDINA-COURT-2 The defense maintained Medina had shot his wife in self defense. They claimed he was verbally and physically abused by his wife on a regular basis. Zanganeh said they respect the jury’s verdict but plan to appeal it.

Medina’s sentencing is scheduled for January 11th. Fernandez Rundle says she will seek the maximum sentence, life in prison.

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  1. if it had been a woman that shot her husband, in this same exact manner she would have gotten off scott free…. That’s the country we live in, where it is Ok for a woman to abuse a man, and not ok for him to defend himself. But it’s perfectly Ok for a woman to blow your brains out while your asleep as long as she crys in front of a jury and says she was abused.

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