Derek Medina – Murder On Facebook


South Miami — Facebook, a place where friends and family usually catch up after a hard day’s work was a different scene today.

An indescribable murder photo was uploaded by Derek Medina, 31 of South Miami with a confession attached to it.

At first it appeared as if it were a horrible thought out prank, however after Medina turned himself in claiming he had murdered his wife after a domestic dispute, police quickly realized it was not a prank at all. Police found the woman’s body in the townhouse at 5555 SW 67 Avenue. Police also discovered a 10 year old girl in the home, the girl was not harmed in the shooting.

Jennifer Alfonso, bent over backwards at the knees with her head in the corner of what appears to be a kitchen was covered in blood. She had been fatally shot by Medina. Alfonso was married to Medina for just a short time.


The statement on Medina’s Facebook page came roughly at the same time as the photo of the body was published. Medina’s page was active on the site for several hours before Facebook officials took it down.

Facebook had this to say:

“The content was reported to us. We took action on the profile – removing the content and disabling the profile, and we reached out to law enforcement. We take action on all content that violates our terms, which are clearly laid out on our site.”

Neighbors describe Medina as a ‘shady person’. Neighbors say Medina was constantly watching the neighborhood as if he were a neighborhood watchman, always wanting to protect the area.

Several of Derek Medina’s uploaded Facebook photos seem to also back up what neighbors are saying about him.

A gruesome scene for officers and family, who are now searching for answers.