US man held after 'Facebook murder' of wife

Aug 10, 2013, 01:42 IST | Agencies

A Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife -- and then posted a photo of her body on the social networking site -- has been charged with first-degree murder after turning himself in

Miami: People confess to a lot of things on Facebook: their frustrations, bad habits, secret longings and new loves. A Florida man confessed to something much more sinister Thursday. He said he killed his wife.

Heinous: Derek Medina shot his wife multiple times and then posted the picture on Facebook. Pic/FP

Derek Medina (31), posted a picture of her blood-stained body -- collapsed and contorted on the kitchen floor -- to his Facebook feed with a note. “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news.”

Medina, who lives in South Miami, drove to see his family, to tell them what he did. Then he turned himself in to police. He was charged with first degree murder. Facebook friends commented on the photo in shock.

Other Facebook users reacted with disgust to the posting of the picture of his wife’s corpse. She was 26. “This is crazy omg ... guy kills his wife post pic in facebook.”

In his note, Medina accused his wife of abusing him and asked his friends for their understanding for what he did to her because of it.

Medina’s account to the police:
He and his wife argued. He pulled a gun on her. She threatened to leave him. He put the gun away and followed her. She unloaded a volley of punches on him. He fetched the gun again. She pulled a knife. He wrestled it out of her hands. She punched him again. Then he shot her multiple times. He felt certain she was dead. He did not call 911. He changed clothes, and after seeing his family, went to a police station and began the process of confessing.

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