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Jury selected in Miami Facebook murder trial

Derek Medina accused of killing wife, posting picture of corpse on Facebook

Derek Medina appeared in court Nov. 9, 2015, with his long hair noticeably cut.

MIAMI – A jury was picked to hear the Derek Medina murder trial and opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Medina, 33, is accused of killing his wife Jennifer Alfonso in August 2013 and posting a picture of her corpse on Facebook. His attorney claims he shot the woman in self-defense.

Defense attorney Saam Zangeneh said he will introduce evidence that Alfonso, 27, abused drugs, battered her husband and was involved in Satan worship. Prosecutors said testimony about the victim must be limited.

Other evidence shows that Medina was an accomplished boxer with little to fear from his wife.

Medina faces life in prison if convicted.

Police said that after the shooting, Medina uploaded a photo of Alfonso's body to Facebook.