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Man who killed wife, put photo online, claims self-defense

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MIAMI (AP) -- A videotaped confession has been played in the trial of a Florida man who claims he shot his wife in self-defense before posting a photo of her body on Facebook.

In the police interview played Friday, Derek Medina says he fired his gun during an August 2013 confrontation because 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso threatened him with a knife and was punching him. Medina said Alfonso threatened his life.

Medina faces a maximum life prison sentence if convicted.

The self-defense claim centers on evidence that Alfonso abused drugs, battered Medina and was involved in Satan worship. Prosecutors say Medina, an amateur boxer, killed his wife because she planned to leave him.

Medina told police he uploaded a photo of Alfonso's body on Facebook to show family what had happened.

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