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Derek Medina Update: Warrant reveals suspected Facebook killer shot wife six to eight times, report says

Derek Medina during a court appearance on August 16 CBS Miami

(CBS/AP) MIAMI - A newly released search warrant reveals a South Miami man told detectives he shot his wife six to eight times before posting a confession and a picture of her body on Facebook, reports the Miami Herald.

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The paper reports detectives took two cellphones, three computers and an iPad from Derek Medina's townhome after the Aug. 8 shooting. The warrant also shows they seized a stun gun, a.380-caliber pistol and two other pistols and ammunition and a large knife from the kitchen.

According an arrest affidavit, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Derek Medina said him and his wife, Jennifer Alfonso,  became involved in a heated argument in an upstairs bedroom when he armed himself with a gun and pointed it at her. He said Alfonso left the bedroom, returning later to say she was leaving him.

He says he went downstairs and confronted her in the kitchen, when she began punching him. He claims he went back upstairs to get his gun and confronted her again, at which time she grabbed a knife. Medina said he was able to disarm her and put the knife in a drawer, but that when she began punching him again, he shot her several times.

Police say Medina killed the 26-year-old woman during the argument. Her 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship was not injured.

Medina, 31, was charged with first degree murder and is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 29.

Complete coverage of Derek Medina on Crimesider


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