Murder Trial Begins for Man Who Posted Dead Wife's Body on Facebook
Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a Miami man accused of shooting his wife, then posting a picture of her body on Facebook.
33-year-old Derek Medina was charged with first-degree murder.
Defense attorneys claim he shot his wife, 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso, in self-defense because she was a violent drug-abuser who worshiped Satan.
Fox Legal Analyst Lis Wiehl said Medina would have trouble meeting Florida's legal standard of there being an imminent threat to his life.
"He goes upstairs to grab a gun, comes back and shoots her multiple times. How about leaving the house?" Wiehl said.
Former Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr said that Alfonso's vulnerable position at the time she was shot also was inconsistent with Medina's self-defense claim.
Schorr said that posting a picture of it to Facebook afterwards also hurts his argument.
"If you are a battered spouse, which is what he is claiming, you don't put a picture of your dead spouse you just killed because you were in fear of your own life on Facebook. You call police, do something. Run out of the house. Don't make fun of it basically putting it on Facebook."
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