Derek Medina, Facebook Killer, Pleads 'Not Guilty'

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Despite the fact there's no argument that Derek Medina pulled the trigger that killed his wife shortly before he posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook, Medina plead not guilty to first-degree murder charges in court this morning. Medina's case will now head to trial as soon as March. It's expected his defense attorneys will try to defend Medina by claiming he was acting in self-defense.

Medina shook South Florida by posting an image of his wife Jennifer Alfonso's lifeless body slumped on their South Miami townhouse's kitchen floor. He confessed to the killing on Facebook and said he'd probably be "going to prison or death sentence" for the crime. He then left Alfonso's young daughter in the home with her mother's body while he went to turn himself in.

Prosecutors upped the charges to first-degree murder yesterday and indeed Medina could face the death penalty.

Medina's defense attorneys will not argue that Medina pulled the trigger, but will likely claim that Medina acted in self-defense. They'll likely paint Alfonso as an abusive wife, both physically and mentally, and that Medina simply cracked after an argument on that morning in which they'll claim Alfonso punched him.

However, prosecutors are likely to present evidence suggesting that Medina was the abusive spouse. Several of Medina's friends and co-workers have come forward in the media to suggest that Medina had previously physically abused her. Evidence may also suggest that Alfonso was down on her knees trying to shield herself when Medina shot her at point blank.

A trial date has been set for March, though that could be pushed back.

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16 comments
Rebecca Chancy
Rebecca Chancy

I freaking hate people who videotape themselves doing horrible crimes and plead not guilty. This a*sswad and those c**ts who brought their "friend" to a party to beat her up and hold her down to be raped in Broward should have realized you can't use the term "alleged" anymore once you film your crime.

Brian Slade
Brian Slade

His fam is a client at my place. I had been served by the girl at the Denny's she worked at once/twice. Tragic.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

it was self defense, there is always 2 sides to a story...he said the girl was abusing him

Felix Cheshire Thompson
Felix Cheshire Thompson

Everyone is against due process until they're charged with a crime. He can plead whatever he wants it's the states job to prove it, and if they can't ...well shit bro i don't know what to tell you.

Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

Hopefully he gets his anus punished, in prison.

Erik Swagerty
Erik Swagerty

They should drag him for a bit. Behind a car that is.

Ozzy Rosenberg
Ozzy Rosenberg

One bullet to the head and we can save us taxpayers tons of money and time...

Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes

Again, Florida shows why it's the worst state in the Union.

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Good. I'm glad that Way he can get maximum sentence. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

I know that's not how the law works...but if you post a bloody photo and a confession to the crime, you shouldn't even be allowed to enter a 'not guilty' plea. Our justice system is about as effective as our congress.

Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson

Brandon Medina Is this your cousin or something??

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