Prosecutors may use the medical evidence to contest self-defense claims by Derek Medina, who's accused of killing 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso in their Miami townhome Aug. 8.
The autopsy notes Alfonso suffered wounds to her left forearm, indicating that she tried to shield herself. Medical examiners recovered seven bullets and two bullet fragments from her body.
"Firing that many shots -- one or two is all it would have taken if he was really defending himself. He didn't need to keep unloading on her," said former prosecutor David Weinstein.
In an arrest report, Medina told detectives his wife threw towels, mascara, and creams at him after a fight.
"Anything that she could get her hands on," he said, according to a sworn statement.
Alfonso threatened to leave him. She later armed herself with a knife, which Medina said he took away from her. She then began punching him, and he said he shot her in self-defense.
"She just started firing punches like crazy. She was just trying to take me out," said Medina. "I fired. I shot her... I want to say six to eight times."
The autopsy didn't note any injuries to her hands.
"I'm not a killer. And it was self-defense. I'm very -- I honor my country, I honor my state, I honor my city of South Miami. I do not feel that I'm guilty," said Medina.
"When they found her body, she was slumped down," said Weinstein. "Essentially begging for her life."
Medina added that he took the photo so family members would see it and pick up his stepdaughter.
His attorneys said much of the evidence will be fleshed out at a bond hearing Tuesday in Miami. The case must still go to grand jury if prosecutors want to upgrade charges to first-degree murder.