Miami Man Who Posted Facebook Confession Is Charged With First-Degree Murder

Derek Medina is being held without bail and could face a death sentence if he is convicted.

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Derek Medina appeared before Miami Judge Maria Elena Verde by video link on Friday.

2. Derek Medina, 31, who confessed on Facebook to shooting and killing his wife, was ordered held without bond, Reuters reported. He could face a death sentence if he is convicted of first-degree murder.

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3. According to Medina’s arrest affidavit, this is his confession of the events that led to him shooting his wife multiple times:

4. Document: Arrest Affidavit

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