The Latest: Jury recesses after deliberating for 2.5 hours
MIAMI (AP) — The latest in the trial of a man who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting his wife and posting a photo of her body on Facebook (all times local):
A jury has recessed for the day after deliberating for two-and-a-half hours in the case of a Florida man who claimed he fatally shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her corpse on Facebook.
Jurors are deliberating the fate of 33-year-old Derek Medina in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Medina told police in a videotaped statement he shot his wife during a fight in which she threatened him with a knife.
Medina also told police he posted the Facebook photo of Alfonso’s bloody body to show family what happened and raise claims that he was a spouse-abuse victim.
Prosecutors contended Medina killed his wife because she threatened to leave him. Alfonso’s 10-year-old daughter was home when her mother was killed but did not witness the shooting.
A jury has begun deliberating the fate of a Florida man who says he fatally shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her body on Facebook.
Jurors on Tuesday night got the case of 33-year-old Derek Medina after more than two weeks of testimony. Medina did not testify but said in a videotaped police statement that he shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso after years of abuse and during an argument in which she assaulted him with a knife.
Medina faces life in prison if convicted of murder in the August 2013 killing.