Derek Medina, Who Posted Wife Jennfier Alfonso’s Body on Facebook, Charged with Murder

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 9, 2013 Updated: August 9, 2013

Derek Medina, a Florida man who posted photos of his slain wife Jennifer Alfonso on Facebook, was charged with murder on Friday.

Medina posted a photo of Alfonso slumped over with her head in the corner of what appears to be the kitchen. Blood covers her arms and head and the post reads, “RIP Jennifer Alfonso.”

He also posted a message that reads, “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news.”

The post added: “My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope you understand me.”

Medina later turned himself on Thursday and on Friday, Fox News reported that he was charged with murder in his wife’s death.

Medina, a property management supervisor, has written at least six self-help books, including helping save marriage through communication.

According to an affidavit, Medina said that the couple got into an argument in the bedroom and he armed himself with a gun and pointed it at Alfonso.

She then left the bedroom and the conflict ignited again in the kitchen, with Alfonso punching Medina, he said. He then went upstairs to get his gun before Alfonso grabbed a knife. Medina then said he disarmed her but when she punched him again, he shot her “multiple times,” reported CNN.

Earlier this week, Medina was shown in a YouTube video punching and kicking a heavy bag.

His 10-year-old daughter was left unharmed upstairs.

Medina then posted a photo of Alfonso’s blood-covered body on Facebook.

“The content was reported to us,” a Facebook spokeswoman told The Associated Press. “We took action on the profile — removing the content and disabling the profile, and we reached out to law enforcement. We take action on all content that violates our terms, which are clearly laid out on our site.”

The photo was left on Facebook for five hours.

A number of users reacted to it.

“That is my friend there … What happened???? derek … … WHAT??????” reads one of the comments.

Medina listed himself as an “actor” in the show “Burn Notice,” but he only appears to have been an extra in one episode.

He also maintained the website

“Derek Medina is an emotional writer. His goal is to save people’s lives thru his books he has published,” the website reads. “My goal is for you, the readers, to open up your eyes and change for the better.”

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