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Man Found Guilty Of Murdering Wife And Posting Photo Of Her Body On Facebook

Derek Medina, 33, could face 25 years to life in prison.

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A 33-year-old Florida man was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting his wife in 2013, then posting a confession and photo of her body on Facebook.

Attorneys for Derek Medina had argued the killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso was self-defense. One attorney on Wednesday told the Sun-Sentinel that Medina would appeal the verdict.

Medina faces 25 years to life in Florida state prison.

Medina was found guilty of child neglect — Alfonso's 10-year-old daughter was home at the time of the shooting.

The couple had been arguing before Medina shot Alfonso multiple times, he told police after his arrest. He posted about the encounter on Facebook, as well as a photo of Alfonso's body.

But a prosecutor told the jury that Alfonso, a 5-foot 6-inch-tall woman, was likely cowering on her knees at the time of her death, CBS News reported. Her husband, who is 6 feet tall and heavier, had claimed he was the one being attacked.

"He planned to execute Jen, and he executed his plan," prosecutor Leah Klein said in her closing argument, the Miami New Times reported. "He was angry, and he wanted her dead."


Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Claudia Koerner at claudia.koerner@buzzfeed.com.

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