Friday, August 9, 2013

Man Who Kills His Wife Confesses on Facebook With Pictures

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In the past, a few people had shared their suicide plans on Facebook, others have unknowingly reported their criminal activities, but this incident marks the first time someone willingly confesses to crime on social media. And worst of all, it is a domestic violence incidence leading to murder. And with a child in the house!

Derek Medina, a man Florida allegedly confessed on Facebook that he killed his wife and he accompanied the post with a graphic photo her of body in a pool of blood. He apologized to his friends and family and then turned himself in to the police.

According to HuffPo;

Derek Medina posted the photo some time around noon Thursday, with the words "Rip Jennifer Alfonso." The image shows his wife's leggings-clad body slumped backwards on the floor in what appears to be the couple's kitchen. Her face and left arm are covered in blood.

"You will see me in the news," reads a confessional status update posted minutes before the photo:

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" my wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope u understand me "

According to an arrest affidavit by Miami-Dade Police, Medina told investigators he and Alfonso had a verbal dispute around 10:00 a.m., during which he grabbed a gun from a closet and pointed it at his wife. She reportedly told Medina she was leaving him before the dispute moved downstairs.

There, Medina told police, Alfonso began punching him. He retrieved the gun from upstairs and again confronted his wife, prompting her to pick up a knife. He told detectives that when he took the knife away, his wife began hitting him again, at which point he shot her several times.

After first changing his clothes and making contact with relatives, according to investigators, Medina drove to the South Miami Police Department and turned himself in.

When officers responded to the home, they found Alfonso dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

They also found her 10-year-old daughter upstairs, physically unharmed.

This is just terrible, and to think there was a child in the house too.

Reading the man's Facebook post, it seems he's blaming his dead wife for her own death. He  looks for some kind of sympathy and understanding from his friends on Facebook. It is crazy to try to justify his actions, but he says that he only did what he did because the wife hit him. We're supposed to believe he's the one being abused. Even if your wife raises her hand to you, that is no reason to go get a gun and shoot her!

Please, women and men, if you're reading this, determine for yourself that violence in your home is a no-no. It is such a toxic environment to raise kids, and each day the life of everyone in that family is in danger, because any of such DV incidents can lead to death. Don't think you can fight back to an aggressive husband or wife like the man in this story, leave that house, or leave the marriage. Save yourself, and save the life of your partner too.

My heart goes out to the family of this couple, may her soul rest in peace.

Learn more about abuse in relationships at the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.

If you are in an abusive relationship and need help, call 1-800-799-SAFE. (USA)

If you're in Nigeria, visit Project Alert website and call 234-1-8209387; 08052004698; 08180091072 or email


  1. Less I forget, God bless you Myne for adding those links and phone numbers. SMH.

  2. This is so sad


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