New details released in Facebook murder case
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Chilling new details have been released surrounding a South Florida man accused of killing his wife then posting a picture of her body on Facebook.
On Tuesday, police released the warrant used to search Derek Medina's South Florida home where they made several discoveries.
Mountains of evidence are piling up against Medina, who is accused of killing his wife, 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso, then posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, Aug. 8.
According to a warrant, Medina confessed to investigators that he shot Alfonso six or eight times because she began to punch him. He claimed he fired the weapon in self-defense.
The warrant in part reads: "A visual observation of Mr. Medina revealed no obvious signs of injuries. Mr. Medina also did not complain of any injuries."
His story is in question because of the order of events.
The 31-year-old told investigators he pointed a gun at the victim before she armed herself with a knife. That knife is one of several items seized from the home during a search. Handguns, a holster, boxes of ammunition and a Taser were all taken in as evidence.
Police also seized copies of Medina's self-published books and a personal journal. Crime scene technicians also confiscated several cell phones, computers and a tablet.
Legal experts said Medina's initial confession on Facebook will likely become a key piece of evidence at trial.
Medina remains in jail charged with first-degree murder.
He is expected in court on Aug. 29 for an arraignment.
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