- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - The defense is resuming its case in the trial of a South Florida man who is claiming he shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her corpse on Facebook.

Witnesses for Derek Medina were scheduled to continue testifying Monday in the trial’s third week. Circuit Judge Yvonne Colodny says she hopes the trial is over by Thanksgiving.

Medina faces life in prison if convicted in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso at their South Miami home. Medina told police in a videotaped confession that Alfonso abused him for years, including the day of the killing.

Medina says he posted the photo to show family what he did and explain why. Prosecutors say Medina killed Alfonso because she threatened to leave him.


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