Police release phone call in Facebook murder case
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A co-worker of Derek Medina, the man accused of killing his wife and posting a picture of her lifeless body on Facebook, was worried the suspect would come to his workplace after he informed colleagues about the shooting, a recently released police call revealed.
The caller, Medina's supervisor where the accused was employed as a security guard, contacted authorities moments after Medina shot and killed Jennifer Alfonso on Aug. 8, investigators said. "Somebody just called to report he just shot his girlfriend 16 times, and he's on his way to the police department," the caller said.
Authorities said, Medina posted a photo of his wife's corpse on Facebook after the shooting and then appears to have called his co-workers, who immediately called police. "My concern is, I mean, this guy has just shot his girlfriend, and I don't want him here," said the caller. "I need a follow up that he's in custody ... this guy has lost his marbles."
Autopsy results suggest Alfonso was in a cowering position when she was shot. She received several shots to the arm, suggesting she might have been trying to shield herself. According to the autopsy, the victim might have been kneeling down on the ground when she was shot several times in the face, at point blank range.
Medina has claimed self-defense, saying he disarmed Alfonso of a knife and that she continually pinched him. Photographs taken in jail show marks on Medina's body.
In his statement to police, Medina said Alfonso "really attacked me, like I was getting out of the way, got hit in the arm, and she was like, going through my temple. I felt like she was trying to take me out."
Medina's attorneys appealed on Tuesday that their client should be released on bond. That request was denied.
Medina has pleaded not guilty to his charges.
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