Social Media and real-life crime took an ugly merger last night after a Florida man named Derek Medina killed his wife with a handgun, and then posted graphic photos of her dead body on his Facebook account. Soon after posting the photos of his wife, Derek Medina drove to a local police station and confessed to the murder. He is currently still in police custody pending further investigation.
Along with the photo of his dead wife, Derek Medina posted a comment on his Facebook wall. He wrote, "Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news."
According to Derek Medina’s confession, he shot his wife several times after a verbal argument between the two escalated to physical violence. According to Medina, he only shot and killed his wife after she began to physically assault him with punches and then threatened him with a knife.
Police quickly entered the Medina residence where they found the wife’s body. Police also found the couple’s 10-year-old daughter who was physically unharmed.
Derek Medina is self-employed as a self-help writer. He writes books encouraging readers to change their lives for the better. He also operates a site called EmotionalWriter.com.
More news is surely to break on this gruesome story. Considering the way Medina presented his confession, he may be seeking to claim self-defense as the reason for his actions. Yet again, Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law may become the focal point of a murder trial.