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"Facebook killing" suspect kicked out of court after outbursts

MIAMI -- Derek Medina, accused of murdering his wife and posting to Facebook a picture of her body, as well as a confession, was asked to leave the court after several outbursts, reports CBS Miami.

The "Facebook killer" as he is often known, is preparing to stand trial -- but during his Wednesday status hearing, Medina tried to speak directly to Judge Yvonne Colodny multiple times, the station reported.

"One second your honor I have something to address...We have video evidence. We have video evidence..." said Medina, who appeared in court with a long hair and a long beard.

The judge cut him off.

"Mr. Medina..Mr. Medina, I will have you excused from court if you speak out of turn sir. Please be quiet."

Medina allegedly shot and killed his wife Jennifer Alfonso, while her daughter, 10, slept upstairs. Shortly after the shooting, Medina posted a picture of Alfonso's body and a confession on Facebook -- alleging that Alfonso had been abusing him.

He seemed desperate to tell the judge of the alleged abuse -- so much so that the judge tried to quiet him unsuccessfully several times.

"Counsel, go talk to Mr. Medina. Mr. Medina it's not that I don't care what you have to say sir, but anything you say is being taken down by a court reporter and can be used against you," said Judge Colodny.

Medina responded, "Understood your honor, but if it's being recorded you need to hear this."

The Judge cut him off again, "Sir, I think you need to speak to your attorney first, please take a seat."

According to CBS Miami, surveillance video from the home appears to show, off camera, a struggle between Medina and Alfonso. That may be the video Medina was adamant that the judge hear about.

"It's not premature, it's video evidence of Jennifer Alfonso attempting to murder me...we have slow motion of her attempting to murder me your honor."

Medina was promptly kicked out of the courtroom. His trial is set to begin October 12.

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