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Tampa Violent Crimes Attorney – Another day, another weird crime story out of Florida…

Our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorney discuss one of the latest Stand Your Ground cases in Florida.  About three weeks ago, the nation again focused the spotlight on the Sunshine State, concerning another chilling criminal case.  Unlike the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman matter, this case appears certainly cut and dry.  This case coming out of South Miami, Florida, involved a man, Derrick Medina, posting the chilling and stunning details of killing his wife on both Facebook, and Twitter.  More specifically, on Twitter, he posted, quote, “I’m going to prison or a death sentence for killing my wife.  Love you guys.  Miss you guys.  Take care Facebook people you will see me in the news.  My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope you understand me”. Obviously, this is potentially the first time ever someone has posted both photographs and a chilling account of a murder on social media like this.  In light of the above Twitter quotation, it obviously raises the issue of whether Mr. Medina was attempting to already build himself a defense in light of the circumstances around his wife’s death.  In light of the public attention on Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, it appears he maybe already trying to build himself a self-defense case, our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorney have significant experience with this Statute. Interestingly enough, his final post on social media at 11:11 AM was titled, quote, “Rip Jennifer Alfonso”, and showed a photograph of his wife slumped on the floor.  This obviously raises issues for his self-defense allegation, because it appears based on the photographs, she had slumped after her death.  Obviously and thankfully, this photo has been taken down from social media. This raises strong questions as to her position prior to being killed. Miami media posted video from an apparent surveillance camera this week, which apparently refuted the Accused version of events.  Specifically, it shows the Accused going in and out of the kitchen, despite his claims that he was being attacked by his wife.  The surveillance video also shows the flash of the firearm during the incident. This obviously begs the question to us as a society, have we gone too far with social media?  If individuals in our society feel it’s appropriate and reasonable to post photographs of murder and apparent confessions regarding the murder of their wife, have we gone too far?  Are we relying too far on social media?  Are there any bounds too sacred and too private to be exposed to the world on Facebook and Twitter? We have posted a link to the latest update in the case.  We appreciate you taking the time to read our blog, if you have any questions or wish to further discuss any of the matters on our blog, please do not hesitate to contact our office.  If you would like to contact one of our Tampa Violent Crimes Attorney immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website or our free chat box in the lower left hand corner of our website.  Thank you for your time.