derek medina and his wife / victim jennifer alfonso’s facebook page

Derek Medina, a new, special kind of criminal

And by “special” I obviously mean an alleged wife-killer with a Facebook addiction.

Emma Gat
Emma Gat
Aug 9, 2013 · 3 min read

I first heard the name Derek Medina today, along with most of the rest of the world. You see, today was a pretty busy day for Derek, 31, who allegedly murdered his wife in front of her 10 year old daughter, then posted pictures of her dead body to Facebook and drove to the police station to turn himself in.

Medina posted the pictures and the Facebook post just moments after (allegedly) murdering his wife.

“Love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news”, indeed.

According to the Miami Herald, he is probably going to claim that this was self-defense, because she was “abusing him”. It’s all quite confusing, along with the fact that apparently, they’ve managed to get married, divorced, then re-married (to one another) in 16 months. They’ve been busy, and, I’m sure, very happy.

Oh, and there’s more: Apparently, he is some sort of an E-book writer, as well, writing books with such awesome titles as How I Saved Someone’s Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication, allowing us to discover the true meaning of irony.

This costs $9.99, people. Marriage advice, anyone?

There’s plenty more of that man all over the internet. It’s all poorly structured and quite sad. You can check out his blog right here.

I’m getting this strong feeling that people are losing themselves amidst all of that self-promotion and social-sharing online.

I mean, what happened to the good ole’ days, when one could simply murder his wife in front of her 10-year-old daughter and keep his mouth shut about it?

Dexter’s childhood. What? I had to!

But really, what really grinds my gears about this whole story is the fact that I have this creeping feeling that somehow, someone is going to spin this to make this guy look innocent, a victim, or just insane, when it just doesn’t matter.

As if murdering your wife wasn’t enough, you did it in front of her little girl. As if that wasn’t enough, you took pictures of her body. As if that wasn’t enough, you posted those pictures on Facebook. As if that wasn’t enough, you went ahead and said she was an abuser.

If you have a child (don’t worry, I’m not going there), and you see someone calling them names, only to get BEAT THE HELL UP by your child — would you still rush to your kid, trying to console them for being called names? Or would you get mad at your kid for doing that?

Now imagine a child growing up to do what Derek Medina allegedly did. Way to go, Derek, you’re a superstar. You stopped your wife from (maybe) abusing you, and became an internet sensation, drawing attention to your awesome E-book empire. You may go home now and enjoy your newfound glory.

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    Emma Gat

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    20-Something | TV Addict | Freelance Writer | Student | Kind of an Ass | @TweetOfEmma

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