Derek Medina, 31, has been charged with first-degree murder after confessing to police that he fatally shot his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook.
According to reports, police discovered the body of Jennifer Alfonso, 26, on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Medina told officials that he had gotten into a fight with Alfonso on Thursday morning and following the argument, he grabbed a gun from his bedroom closet and pointed it toward her. Alfonso left the room but later came back to tell him that she was leaving him.
She went into the kitchen and Medina followed her, but without the gun. Medina claims that Alfonso began punching him and that’s when he went back to get the gun. According to the arrest report, Alfonso grabbed a knife but Medina was able to take it away from her. She began punching him and that’s when he says that he shot her.
After the shooting, Medina posted a photo of Alfonso’s body on Facebook with the caption “RIP Jennifer Alfonso”. He later posted a comment to his page.
Police confirmed that a 10-year-old child was found at the home and had been there during the murder but officials are not sure if the child witnessed it or not.