Man shoots his wife to death and then posts picture of her corpse on his Facebook page (Aug 09, 2013)
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Reported by Mail Online August 8, 2013
Derek Medina pictured on Friday in his mugshot after is murder arrest
A Florida man arrested in connection to his wife's murder after posting a graphic photo of her blood-splattered body on his Facebook page played a tattooed, violent gang member in a TV show and wants to be famous.
In a message that appeared on his personal Facebook account Thursday morning, 31-year-old Derek Medina, of Miami, allegedly admitted to the murder of his wife, 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso.
'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,' he wrote.
'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.'
Medina supplemented the photo apparently showing his murdered spouse lying in the kitchen with blood covering her face and left arm with the comment: 'Rip Jennifer Alfonso.'
MailOnline chose to obscure the image due to its extremely graphic and disturbing nature.
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Gruesome: Derek Medina was arrested after admitting to killing his wife on Facebook and posting a gristly photo of her body lying on the kitchen floor
Pouting: Medina's noticeable pout can be seen in the clips he posted online and match his newly released mugshot
Armed: He played a gun-toting gangster in the series but was never given any lines
Medina's post and shocking photo of his murdered wife remained on Facebook for five hours before his profile was taken down just before 5pm Thursday.
Miami Herald reported that Thursday afternoon, Mr Medina walked into a police station and turned himself in, confessing that he had shot his wife following a domestic dispute, according to investigators.
His mug shot was released Friday morning as details emerged about his life.
Turbulent relationship: According to Medina's father, Derek and his wife got a divorce after three years of marriage, but then tied the knot again
Police probe: Officials taped off the house while they investigated
Investigation: Police remained outside the house this morning
A police detective stands near the orange door which is the front door to a townhouse where a husband reportedly confessed on Facebook to murdering his wife
Happy couple: Medina and Jennifer Alfonso had been married since April 2012
Concerns: The unsettling post left several of Medina's friends puzzled, asking him for an explanation of what happened
Officers who were dispatched to the couple's home at 5555 SW 67th Avenue discovered Jennifer Alfonso' body.
A 10-year-old girl was led out of the residence wrapped in a red blanket. The child is believed to have been present during the shooting, but was not harmed.
The woman in the picture is bent over backwards at the knees wearing black leotards with her head in the corner of what appears to be a kitchen.
The unsettling post left several of Medina's friends puzzled, asking him what happened.
Posing: Medina has numerous photographs of himself on Facebook including one where he is holding a gun, pictured left
This image was taken from the Facebook page identified as Derek Medina's s
Tragic twist: when police arrived at the couple's home, they found Alfonso's 10-year-old daughter and led her out wrapped in a blanket
Father's agony: Medina's father, Derek Medina Sr, said that his son came to him and admitted to killing his wife because she allegedly threatened him with a knife
Kayla Amando Pabon wrote about the woman in the grisly image: 'That is my friend there.'
Medina was a part time actor on the USA Network show Burn Notice.
The wannabe star boasted online about his tiny bit-part appearances and dreamed of fame that he never quite attained. He appeared only as a backgound extra with his head-shaved and pouting in two episodes in 2010.
However, that didn't stop his talking up his achievements.
Posting a video on You Tube, he narrated: 'Put on USA, I’m coming out on the episode right now. I’m on USA. I’m going to come out soon. This is the episode that I filmed. hat’s me right there! You saw me?'
The page also has a clip of a man kicking a punching bag in a gym.
In an interview with the local station WSVN, Medina's father, Derek Medina Sr., said that his son came to him at around 11am Thursday and admitted to shooting his wife.
Happier times: This Facebook photo from Medina's now-defunct account shows the murder suspect smiling while sitting in a lounge chair alongside his wife
Aspiring actor: Medina (far right) claimed to be an actor on the show 'Burn Notice,' but it appears that he only appeared in one episode as an extra
Last post: Jennifer Alfonso was last active on Facebook Wednesday, changing her profile picture to a photo of her kissing a man believed to be Medina
‘He just said that his wife picked up a knife on him, and they had a big fight, and he shot her,’ said the father.
The elder Medina drove his son to a South Miami police station, where the 31-year-old turned himself in.
Derek Medina Sr said that girl who was removed from the apartment wrapped in a blanket is Alfonso’s daughter from a previous relationship.
According to the father, his son had a rocky relationship with Alfonso. He said that the two got a divorce after being married for three years, but tied the knot again last year.
Two people sit behind a police car as Miami police officers investigate the murder
Police continue to investigate the scene and have been in contact with Facebook about the post
An unidentified woman looks through a fence near the murder scene
Alfonso listed her occupation as a server at Denny's. Records show that she married Medina in April 2012.
The woman was last active on Facebook Wednesday, some 15 hours before the image of her body appeared on her husband's page. At the time, Alfonso changed her profile picture to a photo of her kissing Medina.
Miami New Timesreported that Medina has published a number of self-help e-books, among them one titled: 'How I Saved Someone's Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication.'
His works, mostly bearing odd and lengthy titles, are available through the site e-junkie priced between $999 and $11.99. At least one is out in paperback selling for $19.99.
Self-help guru: Medina has published a number of bizarrely titled e-books covering topics from marriage problems to apocalypse and alines
His latest offering is 'World Just Ask Yourself Why We Are Living a Life Full of Lies and How I an Emotional Writer Made All of My Professional Dreams Come True Blocking Society's Teachings.'
In a summary of one book, Medina claims he can hunt ghosts and at one time saved his wife from a poltergeist attack while they were in New York.
Elsewhere in his writings, Medina talked about his experiences with aliens and lamented that humans are not working on a time travel machine needed for an 'evacuation plan.'
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