Facebook Killer Derek Medina Charged With Second-Degree Murder, Pleads Not Guilty

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Derek Medina and Jennifer Alfonso
Derek Medina, the South Miami man who killed his wife and posted a picture of her dead body on Facebook, appeared in court today. He's been charged with second-degree murder after he was arrested on first-degree charges.

Medina has pleaded not guilty.

See also: Derek Medina Kills His Wife in South Miami, Posts Pictures and Confession on Facebook

Prosecutors cannot seek first-degree murder charges without the approval of a grand jury. That grand jury will meet next month, and Medina could still likely face first-degree charges.

Despite confessing to the murder of his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, in an infamous Facebook pos, Medina entered a plea of not guilty. He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangerment. Alfonso's 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship was in the home at the time, and Medina left her alone in the home with her mother's dead body while he turned himself in. He was also charged with shooting a deadly missile, but did not enter a plea on that charge.

Medina might claim self-defense. In his Facebook post, he said Alfonso had been hitting him and he couldn't take it anymore. Friends of Alfonso, however, said she had long been the victim of physical abuse at the hands of Medina.

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13 comments
Mikey Dee
Mikey Dee

I still dont think this is real

Anibal Cedano
Anibal Cedano

Hi is a monster he doesn't deserve to get out for the rest of his life

Jason Herrera
Jason Herrera

guys, it's called "U.S Justice system" you know they let you do that, regardless if you even confess to the crime, he will get whats coming, total waste of tax payer money if you ask me tho.

Orlando De Frias
Orlando De Frias

Didn't he, like, publicly confess and post a photo? Or is he claiming a hacked account?

Vince Witty
Vince Witty

Because this is America, Kenny. Where the heck are you from?

Meg Minkner
Meg Minkner

this enrages me. the audacity of his not guilty plea is just further evidence of his complete lack of moral character. the jury will make sure justice is served, just wait.

Jay Lara
Jay Lara

oh boy, here it comes, media bonanza

Kenny Southwell
Kenny Southwell

Why would they let him plead? It's not like there is any question of guilt.

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