Derek Medina, Man Who Posted Wife’s Body on Facebook, Pleads Not Guilty

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 29, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Derek Medina, the Miami man accused of posting his slain wife’s dead body on Facebook, pleaded not guilty.

MIAMI (AP) — A man accused of killing his wife and then posting a confession and a bloody picture of her body on Facebook has pleaded not guilty in Florida.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Derek Medina fatally shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso at their South Miami townhome earlier this month. A judge on Thursday set a tentative trial date of Nov. 4.

Medina is charged with second-degree murder, but The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/12OBS5L ) reports prosecutors will likely seek a first-degree murder indictment when the grand jury returns in September.

Alfonso’s relatives didn’t speak in court Thursday.

Medina’s attorney Sam Zangeneh says his team hasn’t decided on a defense strategy yet.

Court records indicate Alfonso was shot six to eight times during an argument with Medina.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.