South Fla. 'Facebook Killer' gets life sentence

Posted at 4:31 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 14:16:01-05

A judge in Miami sentenced 33-year-old Derek Medina on Friday. He was convicted in November of second-degree murder for killing 27-year-old Jennifer Alonso in 2013. Alonso was shot eight times in the couple's kitchen.

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 that Medina admitted to 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 after years of physical abuse.

Medina must serve a minimum 25 year sentence.

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami.