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Florida ‘Facebook killer’ found guilty of second-degree murder

A jury found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook.

Jurors rejected the argument that Derek Medina, 33, acted in self-defence when he shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso eight times in August 2013 at their Miami-area residence, according to a circuit court spokeswoman in Miami-Dade County. Prosecutors argued he killed her after an argument in which she threatened to leave him.

Prosecutors said they would seek the maximum sentence for Medina, who faces 25 years to life in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for January.

“No family should ever have to see their daughter killed and then exhibited world-wide on the internet like some macabre trophy to a husband’s anger as was Jennifer Alfonso,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

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