Facebook has become the number one source to reach tons of people at one time. People use the social media site to gain attention where its good or bad. No one should find out that a loved one has died or even worst for someone to post a picture of the body on Facebook.
A man who posted a photo of his wife’s dead body on Facebook, told police he did so in order to notify his wife’s family of the incident, according to police reports in Florida.
The South Miami man is now facing a charge of first-degree murder, according to court documents.
Derek Medina, 31, initially faced charges of second-degree murder, shooting a deadly missile and child neglect without great bodily harm, in the August 8th shooting of his wife Jennifer Alfonso, 26.
However, on Monday, his charges were upgraded.
Medina pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder and neglect charges. He did not respond to the shooting a deadly missile charge.
Medina told detectives that he shot Alfonso in self-defense after continuously punching him in the face and pulled out a knife at his house in South Miami.
Medina took the knife away from his wife and put it back in a drawer in the kitchen before the shooting.
Daysi Fernandez, a friend of the victim, said that Medina was the aggressor.
Medina shot Alfonso repeatedly at close range as she was kneeling and trying to protect her face, according to a report by the medical examiner.
Medina admitted to publishing the photo of his wife’s dead body on his Facebook page before he surrendered to police.
He said that he posted the photo to notify the family of his wife.
Medina called his boss to confess to the crime.
Medina is being held without bail.
Source: Your Jewish News