New evidence in the Facebook murder case has been brought to light with the release of Derek Medina’s own home surveillance video, which shows the moments before he allegedly killed his wife, Jennifer Alfonso.
According to ABC News, the footage was released Tuesday by Miami-Dade police.
In the video, Medina is seen walking into the kitchen where his wife, Alfonso, seems to be washing the dishes.
While it isn’t clear what exactly is going on in the kitchen, police believe it was a confrontation of some sort.
After the alleged confrontation, Medina walks out of the kitchen momentarily before returning with what is believed to be the murder weapon.
While no gun is shown, police believe that the cloud of smoke seen in the video beginning at 07:33:41 is believed to be from the gun going off as Medina fires six shots into Alfonso.
Medina is then shown walking out of the kitchen, grabbing a jacket and his phone, and then is believed to be taking the photo that he then posted on Facebook, with a post admitting to his crime.
According to Bradenton Herald, Media stunned many when he posted a photo to Facebook of his murdered wife with the following caption:
“I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys. Miss you guys. Take care. Facebook people you’ll see me in the news,”
“My wife was punching me and I’m not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did. Hope u understand me.”
It was after posting this message that Medina walked into the South Miami police station and surrendered.
According to ABC News, Medina has been charged with second-degree murder, but prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder indictment.
Even though Medina had turned himself in to police for the Facebook murder case, he has plead not guilty and has claimed that he was acting in self-defense.
[image via ABC News]