MIAMI — A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — turned himself into police Thursday.
Derek Medina, 31, told officers he had shot Jennifer Alfonso, 26, at their South Miami home, Miami-Dade police reported in a news release. When officers responded to the home, they found Alfonso’s body, as well as her 10-year-old daughter, who was unharmed.
A post on a Facebook page identified as Medina’s said, “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife.”
The post claimed that his wife was punching him and that he wasn’t going to stand any more abuse. However, YouTube videos linked to his Facebook page earlier this week show him working out in a martial arts studio, punching and kicking a heavy bag.
The next post was a photograph showing a woman in black leotards slumped on the floor. She was on her back with her legs bent backward and blood on her left arm and left cheek. The photo was up for more than five hours before Facebook removed the page late Thursday afternoon.