Facebook Killer Faces Life Sentence

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man who fatally shot his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook is looking at the possibility of a life prison sentence.

A judge in Miami is scheduled Friday to sentence 33-year-old Derek Medina, who was convicted of second-degree murder in November for killing 27-year-old Jennifer Alonso in 2013. Alonso was shot eight times in the kitchen of their home.

Medina told police in a videotaped statement that he shot his wife during an altercation in which she threatened him with a knife.

Trial testimony showed Medina admitted taking a cellphone photo of his wife’s body and uploading it on Facebook. He added in a posting that said he expected to go to prison but was forced to kill her following years of physical abuse.