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Fla. murder suspect posted photo of wife’s body

August 10, 2013 • National News


Police tape blocks the entrance to a murder scene in Miami, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Derek Medina, who authorities say fatally shot his wife — and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook — turned himself in to police on Thursday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Derek Medina appeared to live much of his life online.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound South Miami resident posted photos and videos of himself kick boxing, sailing, meeting celebrities and wearing a Miami Heat championship ring. In one Facebook photo, he mugged for the camera, holding a knife and a gun and wearing a green camouflage vest.

There was also what he called his “emotional” side: One of the six e-books the 31-year-old wrote and promoted on his website discussed the importance of communication to a good marriage.

On Thursday, Medina’s Web-based persona took a nefarious turn: First he apparently posted a message on his page in which he confessed to killing his 26-year-old wife, Jennifer Login to read more

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