MIAMI (CBS4) – The man who allegedly confessed to killing his wife and posting the picture of her bloodied body on the social media website Facebook reportedly confessed to shooting her six to eight times.
Derek Medina is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife Jennifer Alfonso.
CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports a newly released search warrant indicates Alfonso pulled a knife on Medina and threatened to leave him after an argument. The warrant also outlines a number of items seized from the home including cell phones, computers and an iPad.
Medina was arrested August 8th when he apparently posted a message on his Facebook page in which he confessed to killing wife then posted a gruesome photo of her body. She was slumped over on the floor with blood on her face and arm, her knees bent and her legs bent back behind her.
In his status line, he apparently wrote, “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news.”
Police only found Alfonso’s body in their townhouse after Medina turned himself at the South Miami Police Station.
Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was in the home at the time but was not hurt. She is now in the custody of her biological father, according to authorities.
According to Medina’s arrest affidavit, he and Alfonso got into a heated argument in an upstairs bedroom of their condominium, at which point he grabbed a gun and pointed it at her. He said Alfonso left the bedroom, then later returned to tell him she was leaving him. Medina then went downstairs and confronted Alfonso in the kitchen, where she began punching him, the affidavit says.
Medina went back upstairs to get his gun. When he returned with it, Alfonso grabbed a knife. Medina said in the affidavit that he was able to wrestle the knife away and put it in a drawer, but that she began punching him again. It was then that he shot her several times, according to the affidavit.
Medina will be arraigned on August 29th.
CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.