In Awful News: Alleged Murder on Facebook

facebook_murderI really considered nut posting about this because it gives me sads. But I’m doing it anyway. Consider this a PSA.

A Miami man allegedly confessed on Facebook to murdering his wife, and a photo posted on his profile appears to have shown the woman’s dead body. The photo remained on Facebook for more than five hours and was shared more than 150 times before Facebook removed it around 5 p.m. ET Thursday.

Facebook replied with this:

We took action on the profile – removing the content and disabling the profile, and we reached out to law enforcement. As this is an ongoing law enforcement investigation, I would refer you to the authorities in Florida for any additional details.

It is amazing how stupid people are. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

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Alfonso medinaPossibly the worst part:

Another link on Medina’s Facebook profile led to the Barnes and Noble page for a book, How I Saved Someone’s Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication. Medina is listed as the author. The same Derek Medina has 12 listings — a mixture of ebooks and paperbacks — on the Barnes and Noble website.