By Michael Walsh
(NSFW) A Florida man apparently fatally shot his wife in their home while her 10-year-old daughter was upstairs — and then posted on his Facebook page Thursday a grisly photo of her contorted body, along with a bizarre confession.
Derek Medina, 31, surrendered to authorities Thursday morning, Miami-Dade police said.
The shocking post on his Facebook page claimed his wife, 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso, was beating him. “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,” Medina wrote in his grammar-challenged post, according to multiple reports.
“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,” the post added.
The photo posted on Medina’s Facebook page showed a woman in black tights slumped over on her back. Her knees were bent awkwardly and her cheek and arm were bloody. A caption read: “RIP Jennifer Alfonso,” and the Facebook account was not taken down for more than four hours.
Police went to the couple’s home — a beige townhouse in South Miami — and found Alfonso’s body. The young girl, Alfonso’s daughter from a previous relationship, was unharmed.
Police have declared the case a homicide and said they believe Alfonso died of gunshot wounds.
Medina was in custody, and charges were pending, police said, noting that their investigation continues. His father told TV station WSVN that Medina came to see him about 11 a.m. and admitted to slaying Alfonso. Derek Medina Sr. then drove his son to a police station.