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Miami Man Who Confessed To Killing His Wife On Facebook Pleads Not Guilty

Derek Medina, who posted a picture of his dead wife on Facebook, pleaded not guilty at a court hearing.

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Medina was formally charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, child neglect, and discharge of a deadly missile. A grand jury is set to meet next month and at that time prosecutors may seek a first-degree murder charge against Medina.

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Medina with his attorney Mauricio Padilla (left) at his arraignment on Thursday, Aug. 29.

On his Facebook page, Medina had posted a confession to killing his 26-year-old wife, Jennifer Alfonso. He had also posted a picture of her bloodied body sprawled in the kitchen of their South Miami home.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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