Police and community briefs for Dec. 3, 2013

Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:55 p.m.


County staff members to address commissioners

The Alachua County Commission will meet today at 10 a.m. to hear from staff about the county’s economic, demographic and fiscal trends, which is information that will likely be useful at its Dec. 13 strategy retreat.

During the meeting, the staff will give a presentation to the commissioners that offers a high-level overview of how the county is doing in these areas, according to a county news release.

Today’s meeting will be in the Grace Knight Conference Room of the Alachua County Administration Building at 12 SE First St. in downtown Gainesville.

— Staff report


Facebook suspect charged with murder

MIAMI — A Miami man accused of fatally shooting his wife before posting a photo of her corpse on Facebook has been formally charged with first-degree murder.

A grand jury indicted 31-year-old Derek Medina last week. A hearing was held for the new charge on Monday, with a plea hearing set for Wednesday. Medina told detectives that he was acting in self-defense when he shot 26-year-old Jennifer Alonso on Aug. 8. A police detective testified at an October hearing that forensic evidence indicates Alonso was on her knees with one arm raised in front of her at the time of the shooting.

— The Associated Press

Mega Money ticket sold in Miami is about to expire

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Lottery officials say a winning Mega Money ticket worth $1.3 million remains unclaimed.

The ticket expires Dec. 15. The numbers for the June 18 drawing were 10-28-34-43 and the Megaball was 19. The ticket was purchased at Davis Grocery in Miami.

— The Associated Press

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