Woman killed by husband not on hallucinogenic drugs

Derek Medina accused of shooting wife, posting photos of dead body on Facebook

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MIAMI - A toxicology report shows the woman fatally shot in a Facebook killing wasn't on hallucinogenic drugs.

The news is a blow to a defense strategy that intended to show Jennifer Alfonso, 26, was the aggressor in the incident last August in South Miami. The attorneys for her 32-year-old husband, Derek Medina, had asked prosecutors in January to test Alfonso's body for the presence of "bath salts."

Medina is accused of killing his wife and posting a picture of her body on Facebook.

The Miami-Dade County medical examiner's initial toxicology showed no behavior-altering narcotics in her system.

A defense attorney said they plan to have their own expert do an examination. Medina is claiming self-defense and faces first-degree murder charges during an Oct. 14 trial.

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