Alleged Wife Killer Wrote Self-Help Book on Marriage

Discusses solving problems 'thru communication'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2013 6:40 AM CDT
Alleged Wife Killer Wrote Self-Help Book on Marriage
Police tape blocks the entrance to a murder scene in Miami, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

The Florida man who admitted killing his wife, then posting a photo of her body on Facebook was also a self-published writer—one who urged communication to resolve marital disputes. In one of his volumes, How I Saved Someone’s Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication, Derek Medina discusses a situation similar to his own, the Miami Herald reports: A married couple gets divorced and eventually remarried. The book advises readers to talk out their problems. "Prevent accidents from happening from communication with each other," Medina writes. Other book titles, via the Daily Mirror:

  • Humans Who Are Gifted and Can See the Supernatural Spirit Ghost World We Live in Called Ghost Haunted Adventures
  • How a Judgmental and Selfish Attitude Is Destroying the World We Live in Because the World Is Vanishing Beneath Our Eyes and Attention World Save Yourself

Meanwhile, a few more details on the murder: Medina told police he pointed a gun at his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, during an argument, the arrest report says. She said she was "leaving him," and he followed her to the kitchen, gun in hand. She took out a knife, which he said he took from her and put away before he started shooting her. He had previously beaten her, her former boss tells the Herald. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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