'You Foretold Your Future': Life in Jail for 'Facebook Killer'

Florida man killed wife, posted photo online
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 9, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Derek Medina appears in court during his sentencing in Miami.   (Walter Michot/The Miami Herald via AP, Pool)

(Newser) – A Florida man who killed his wife and then posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook is getting the punishment he predicted. Derek Medina wrote that he'd be going to prison in that macabre 2013 post, and a Miami judge has now made that a reality, reports People. "You foretold your future," said Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Yvonne Colodny in imposing a life sentence, the maximum punishment allowed in this case. The 33-year-old, who was dubbed by local media the "Facebook Killer," is not eligible for parole, reports the AP. Jurors didn't believe his claim that he shot his wife in self-defense when she attacked him with a knife. (Medina is, incredibly, the author of a self-help book on marriage.)

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