Bath Salts Found in Facebook Killer's Home

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The twisted tale of Derek Medina, the South Miami man who shot his wife and then posted pictures of her body on Facebook, has taken another strange turn. According to CBS Miami, his lawyers have filed paperwork with the court declaring that bath salts were found in the couple's home. Medina's defense team believes that the victim, Jennifer Alfonso, may have been using the drug and wants tests to be done to see if the drug was in her system at the time of her death.

The defense claims that a form of synthetic ecstasy was found hidden in a bottle of Alfonso's garlic supplements.

Before Medina shot Alfonso, she was shown in surveillance video from inside the house hitting Medina. Bath salts can cause aggressiveness, anger and panic.

"It's a cursory look into something that could potentially be substantial," defense attorney Saam Zangeneh told the station. "It's got the appeal that if we can connect the dots, it could be substantial in the outcome of this case."

Medina is charged with first-degree murder, but his defense team is claiming that he acted in self-defense when he shot his wife point-blank in the head in the couple's kitchen. They claim that Alfonso had been constantly hitting Medina and threatened him with a knife.

A journal belonging to Alfonso, entitled "Inside the Mind of an Insane Woman," may also be brought up in the case. However, friends and family of Alfonso claim that Medina was the abusive one, and that Alfonso had left him several times.

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18 comments
rip-jen
rip-jen

Toxicology proved him a freaking low life disgusting liar on top of an abuser and wife killer. People need to stop listening to his stupid stories. He feeds off of it and it disgraces my beautiful cousins memory. Enough already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

so he is innocent, the girl was the problem, she was taking drugs and abusing him, he was defending himself...there is always 2 sides to a story

Jessica Semino
Jessica Semino

He still killed even if she was on drugs. It doesn't justify what he did. Then he was proud of since he posted it on FB. He should be ashamed of himself.

Zuzy Ferreira
Zuzy Ferreira

Even if that were true he didn't have to kill her then post pics. If she was insane he should have left the house. Why were not drug tests done on him? Maybe both were on drugs but to late to test him now.

Marilyn Gonzalez
Marilyn Gonzalez

He left the room, come back, shot her and then posted the picture on the FB? Self-defense? Really? Please - the man is a douchebag.

Altuck
Altuck

MDMA and bathsalts are the same?

Maria-Eugenia Ginés
Maria-Eugenia Ginés

even if she was high on whatever, how would that justify him killing her; taking a few pics; loading them on FB. come on

Altuck
Altuck

Bath salts are not ecstasy...

goalie30
goalie30

synthetic ecstasy? can you show me the natural ecstasy? Duh.

mizuho
mizuho

Yeah and we can only hear his side since HE KILLED HER. 

And they are only testing her for drugs? They didn't test him? C'mon. Desperate plea of a guilty man.

rey0
rey0

@hillbillyshackpear This is not a miami problem hillbilly.  It just gets more publicity because its in Miami.  Do you think we will see the news of people taking bath salts in your hillbilly state ? I think not

rip-jen
rip-jen

@mizuho  I agree entirely. That monster needs to pay for what he did. A beautiful young life ripped away because he wasn't man enough to let her walk away. :-( to know her was to love her. She had this way of making you feel like life long friends. </3

rey0
rey0

@hillbillyshackpear Well you made it seem like you were somewhere else LOL. Why would people want to do bathsalts anyways, just smoke some weed like smokepotallday420 

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