A Miami man who shot his wife and posted a photo of her lifeless body on Facebook once wrote a self-help book on saving marriages, the NY Post reports. Derek Medina, 31, posted the photo of his dead wife on Facebook Thursday morning after telling Facebook followers he was going to prison for killing her. “Rip Jennifer Alfonso,” he wrote in the photo caption.
In his Facebook post Medina claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. “I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news,” the post read. “My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope you understand me.” Miami police found Jennifer Alfonso’s body in the couple’s South Miami townhouse Thursday, according to WSVN.
A 10-year-old girl was in the house at the time. She was not injured. Derek Medina Sr., Alfonso’s father, told WSVN the girl was Alfonso’s daughter from a previous relationship. Police removed the 10-year-old girl from the home in a blanket. Derek Sr. told WSVN that his son confessed the murder to him around 11 a.m. Thursday. Derek Sr. drove Alfonso to a police station to turn himself in. Medina Sr. said his son and Jennifer got divorced and remarried in 2012.
Medina authored 6 self-help books with absurdly long titles such as “How I Saved Someone’s Life and Marriage and Family Thru Communication” and “World Just Ask Yourself Why We Are Living a Life Full of Lies and How I an Emotional Writer Made All of My Professional Dreams Come True Blocking Society’s Teachings.” “This Book is a great book to learn how to make your marriage and relationship with others better by understanding the meaning of life and the purpose of living and being there for loved ones,” one book summary reads.