Jury shown video of wife’s last mo­ments

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO NEWS - The As­so­ci­ATed Press

mur­der trial A jury on Tues­day viewed a sur­veil­lance video de­pict­ing the fi­nal mo­ments of a young wife’s life be­fore she was fa­tally shot by her hus­band, who later posted a photo of her dead body on Face­book and in­sists he fired in self-de­fence.

The video, from one of sev­eral cam­eras at the couple’s South Miami home, shows no ev­i­dence that 27-year-old Jen­nifer Al­fonso was phys­i­cally at­tack­ing Derek Me­d­ina as he claims be­fore he gunned her down in their kitchen in Au­gust 2013.

But the video an­gle also does not cap­ture ev­ery­thing that hap­pened in the kitchen, nor the shoot­ing it­self.

Two po­lice of­fi­cers who dealt with Me­d­ina the day of the slay­ing tes­ti­fied that he never asked for med­i­cal at­ten­tion and showed no ev­i­dence of phys­i­cal in­jury.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Tues­day they are close to wrap­ping up their main case, af­ter which the de­fence will be­gin putting on its wit­nesses.

It’s not yet clear whether Me­d­ina will tes­tify. He faces life in prison if con­victed of first-de­gree mur­der.


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