In the age of internet, people take to social networking sites to speak their mind. They express their frustrations, confess their bad habits, secret longings and new loves. But in a shocking incident, a Florida man allegedly confessed to a homicide on Thursday on Facebook.
Derek Medina, 31, posted a picture of his wife’s blood-stained body — collapsed and contorted on the kitchen floor in the corner. He confessed in his FB note that he has shot dead his wife, accusing her of abusing him and asked his friends for their understanding for what he did to her because of it.
The couple’s 10-year-old daughter was in the house when the ill-fated incident took place, police said. She was physically “unharmed.”
Hours before the slaying, Medina had posted a happy picture of the three of them having dinner together outdoors at a marina.
Shocking FB post
“Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news.”
How people reacted
Facebook friends commented on the photo in shock. Some were distressed and some commented in disgust. The hatred did not prevent the commenters from sharing Medina’s photo again and again.
Here are some of the comments:
“That is my friend there.”
“What happened???? derek.”
“this is crazy omg … guy kills his wife post pic in facebook.”
The liking and disliking and comments continued for at least five hours, until Facebook was notified of the content. FB removed the picture and disabled Medina’s page and that of his deceased wife, according to reports.