Day 3 of testimony for man in Facebook photo killing of wife

Defendant Derek Medina, center, sits in Miami-Dade court, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, for opening statements in his murder trial, in Miami, Fla. Medina says he shot his wife in August 2013 in self-defense before allegedly posting a photo of her body on Facebook. Prosecutors say that Medina shot his wife coldly during an argument and that he was an accomplished boxer with little to fear from his wife. (Walter Michot/The Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

MIAMI (AP) — A third day of testimony is set for a Florida man who claims he shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her body on Facebook.

The testimony Friday in the trial of 33-year-old Derek Medina is likely to focus on forensic evidence and police crime scene experts. Medina faces a maximum life prison sentence if convicted of murder in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso.

Defense attorneys say the self-defense claim centers on evidence that Alfonso abused drugs, battered her husband and was involved in Satan worship. Prosecutors say Medina was a boxer who could overpower her but shot her because she threatened to leave him.

Medina told police he uploaded a photo of Alfonso’s body on Facebook to show family what had happened.


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