Derek Medina, who allegedly murdered his wife Thursday morning and posted a picture of her dead body on Facebook, had a hobby of writing and self-publishing relationship self-help book in his spare time.
The 31-year-old South Miami man is accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, during a domestic dispute. He turned himself in to police, saying he had shot his wife, and when officers arrived at the townhouse they found the woman dead and a 10-year-old girl inside unharmed.
Before turning himself in, Derek Medina reportedly posted a picture his dead wife on Facebook, showing the woman laying on the ground bent backward at the knees with blood on her arms and neck.
“I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news. my wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope you understand me,” his Facebook post read.
The bizarre story and Facebook post spread quickly on Thursday, and within hours a picture emerged of Derek Medina as a prolific writer of seemingly bizarre self-help books. Medina published the books himself and maintained a website, EmotionalWriter.com.
The cover of his latest book, World Just Ask Yourself Why We Are Living a Life Full of Lies and How I an Emotional Writer Made All of My Professional Dreams Come True Blocking Society’s Teachings, served as the cover of his Facebook page until it was taken down late in the day on Thursday.
The site shows a number of books, all with long and strange titles.
One of the books, How I Saved Someone’s Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication, claims to offer advice for people having marital problems.
“The author discusses how life is surrounded by communication and how vitally important it is – you can’t survive the world without it,” a description of the book on Amazon reads. “This book is a great book to learn how to make your marriage and relationship with others better by understanding the meaning of life and the purpose of living and being there for loved ones.”
Derek Medina sold his books through the website e-Junkie for $9.99 and $11.99 each.