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Convicted "Facebook Killer" Sentenced To Life In Prison

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  The South Florida man who shot and killed his wife then posted a picture of her body on Facebook will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

A judge in Miami sentenced Derek Medina, 33, on Friday to life in prison.

In November, he was convicted of second-degree murder for killing 27-year-old Jennifer Alonso in 2013. Alonso was shot eight times in the couple's kitchen.

Medina told police he killed her in self-defense while she was threatening him with a knife, and after years of mental and physical abuse.

After the shooting, Medina posted a photo of his wife's dead body to his Facebook account, apologizing to friends and family and predicting he'd likely get a "prison or death sentence for killing my wife."

Related: 'Facebook Killer' Found Guilty Of 2nd Degree Murder


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