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Facebook Killer Derek Medina Gets Life in Prison, Vows to Sue Entire World

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Derek Medina was sentenced to life in prison today for the grisly 2013 murder of his wife Jennifer Alonso. The case made headlines worldwide after Medina posted a picture of Alonso's lifeless body on Facebook with the caption, "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife."

Though Medina correctly predicted his prison sentence at the time, he now thinks his sentencing is part of some larger corruption conspiracy. Medina did not testify during his trial, and addressed the court for the first time at his sentencing trial this morning in a brief but rambling statement involving President Obama and the movie Unfriended. 

"Focus, Barack Obama, president, on this corruptive world that I will be suing," Medina told the court.

"I will be suing this world," Medina continued. "Not only that, Unfriended, the movie by Universal Pictures, came out with a movie before my trial, which was unfair. OK. Which was biased. And, um, pretty much the point I'm trying to make is that I did not get a fair trail. I will be taking action. I will be suing, and I want Barack Obama, president of the United of the States of America, to focus on corruption." 

Unfriended was a low-budget 2014 teen horror movie with a social media theme. It features a mysterious killer tormenting teens on the internet, but doesn't bear much resemblance to Medina's case. 

Medina's comments begin the video below at about the 7:10 mark. 

Medina was found guilty back in November. Defense attorneys tried to claim self-defense, and believed that Alonso first attacked Medina, a former amateur boxer, with a knife. Medina, however, shot Alonso eight times at point-blank range and emptied the clip of his firearm. 

The incident occurred at the couple's South Miami townhouse. Alonso's young daughter from a previous relationship was in the home at the time, but did not witness the killing. 

Miami-Dade County Judge Yvonne Colodny issued a quick sentence today. 

"You foretold your future," said Colodny. "You wrote on Facebook that 'I am going to prison,' and that is where you will be going."

Update: Medina will not be eligible for parole. 

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