Jury shown video of wife’s last moments
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.