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Man pleads not guilty in Miami Facebook killing

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August 29, 2013 12:22 PM EST | AP


MIAMI — A man accused of killing his wife and then posting a confession and a bloody picture of her body on Facebook has pleaded not guilty in Florida.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Derek Medina fatally shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alfonso at their South Miami townhome earlier this month. A judge on Thursday set a tentative trial date of Nov. 4.

Medina is charged with second-degree murder, but The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/12OBS5L) reports prosecutors will likely seek a first-degree murder indictment when the grand jury returns in September.

Alfonso's relatives didn't speak in court Thursday.

Medina's attorney Sam Zangeneh says his team hasn't decided on a defense strategy yet.

Court records indicate Alfonso was shot six to eight times during an argument with Medina.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com