An abusive husband who killed his first wife held his child’s mother hostage to brag about his crimes

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A homicidal husband who killed his first wife bragged about his crimes against his new partner before slaughtering their 16-month-old son, a new documentary has revealed.

Mother of two Kimberly Diane Greene, of Colorado, was murdered in 1996 at the age of 19 at the hands of her abusive husband Michael Medina.

The case remained unsolved until 2005, and the killer remarried a woman named Rebecca Garel, with whom he had baby son Degan.

But things quickly turned sour – when Medina began to physically and verbally abuse his new wife and gamble their savings.

When Rebecca decided to leave with all three kids, Medina’s behavior got ‘bizarrely bad’, with the killer chasing her before taking her hostage and ‘graphic’ admit killing Kimberly.

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Mother of two Kimberly Diane Greene was murdered by her abusive husband Michael Medina in 1996 at the age of 19, a case that remained unsolved until 2005

Medina (photo with his three children and second wife Rebecca) remarried in 1998 to Rebecca Garel (photo center), with whom he had son Degan.

Medina (photo with his three children and second wife Rebecca) remarried in 1998 to Rebecca Garel (photo center), with whom he had son Degan.

He warned that he would kill their infant son Degan if she told anyone, and later carried out the threat when Rebecca informed relatives about what Medina had told her.

The case has been investigated in Crime + Investigation’s Green Eyed Killers with George Brauchler, former Colorado district attorney, and deputy district attorney Cara Morlan, revealing the full extent of the killer’s jealousy.

Medina often sneaked into Rebecca’s house with keys he had cut, used her car without permission, and kept notebooks of where she was going and who she was talking to.

As his jealousy started to escalate, his behavior became increasingly erratic, with Brauchler revealing, ‘He informed her that he hid in her closet while she was showering and that he had come and done other things, bizarre inexplicable things. .

Rebecca decided to leave with all three children 16 months after the birth of her first child Degan, after years of physical and verbal abuse by Medina.

Rebecca decided to leave with all three children 16 months after the birth of her first child Degan, after years of physical and verbal abuse by Medina.

Like he’s peeing on her toothbrush. He had ejaculated in a cup and mixed it with her food in the fridge so that she would eventually eat it. ‘

On May 20, 2005, Brauchler says things have become “bizarrely vicious and violent,” with Medina taking his wife hostage and repeatedly accusing her of cheating.

“He had duct tape and a box cutter and said,” I’m not going to hurt you, but I’m going to talk to you and know you can’t say anything and you have to listen to me. ”

Medina threatened to slit his son’s throat to cause “ the same pain ” he had felt from her alleged cheating, telling her that he murdered his first wife in 1992 so that his threats would be taken seriously.

In July 2006, Medina was sentenced to 48 years in prison after being found guilty of child abuse and recklessly causing the death of his son Degan.

In July 2006, Medina was sentenced to 48 years in prison after being found guilty of child abuse and recklessly causing the death of his son Degan.

Kimberly was only 15 when she became pregnant with a 21-year-old Medina’s baby, and after three years of an abusive marriage, she confided to her family that she was getting a divorce.

A week later, on October 31, Kimberly was reported missing by Medina to the police, who allegedly for years insisted that his wife had abandoned him and their two daughters.

Over the years, the search for Kimberly turned cold, and Medina moved his two daughters to his hometown 230 miles away – where he met Rebecca Garel in 1998.

But while holding Rebecca hostage, the killer revealed what really happened to his first wife, who he hit on the head before being buried alive.

“He tells how they had a fight and how stupid she got into the car with him,” said Morlan.

Kimberly was only 15 when she became pregnant with a 21-year-old Medina's baby, and after three years of an abusive marriage, she confided to her family that she was getting a divorce.

Kimberly was only 15 when she became pregnant with a 21-year-old Medina’s baby, and after three years of an abusive marriage, she confided to her family that she was getting a divorce.

The killer took Kimberly to a remote location with a pre-dug hole before “ asking for a hug, ” unbuttoned her hoodie and retrieved a baseball bat he had hidden behind him.

He told Rebecca how “soft and soft” the back of his first wife’s head was after he hit her and forced her into the hole in the ground, where he eventually buried her alive.

“He relived the murder of his wife in front of her,” said Morlan.

Brauchler added, “He tells Becky all this because he wants her to believe with every fiber of her being that when he says he was going to kill their son, he’s capable of it and, most importantly, get away with it.”

A week later, on October 31, Kimberly was reported missing by Medina to the police, who allegedly for years insisted that his wife had abandoned him and their two daughters.

A week later, on October 31, Kimberly was reported missing by Medina to the police, who allegedly for years insisted that his wife had abandoned him and their two daughters.

And she watched him go through all the emotions he went through during the murder, and she convinced her that he was telling 100 percent the truth.

After revealing his crimes to Rebecca, the mother remained calm and convinced the killer that she would keep his crimes quiet.

She persuaded Medina to let her leave the house to visit her Aunt and Uncle Ron and Linda Howard, but on the condition that Degan stay with him.

Medina had followed her and saw the local authorities arrive at her uncle and aunt’s house.

“At one point he calls his brother, who is a strong supporter of him and a strong supporter of him, and says, can you come and get the girls,” Brauchler said.

On November 15, 2013, Medina was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kimberly Greene-Medina.  He was sentenced to life in prison without parole

On November 15, 2013, Medina was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kimberly Greene-Medina. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole

“He tells the little girls to say goodbye to their young brother Degan.”

Medina then drove the 16-month-old Degan to farmland, where he drowned him in sewage before fleeing the scene. Within hours, the body was found and Medina was arrested by the police.

In July 2006, Medina was sentenced to 48 years in prison after being found guilty of child abuse and recklessly causing his son’s death.

Despite there being no new body or murder weapon, in October 2011 investigators thought they had gathered enough evidence to charge him with the kidnapping and murder of his first wife.

After Rebecca’s testimony in On November 15, 2013, Medina was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Kimberly Greene-Medina. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Green Eyed Killers will air on Crime + Investigation Sunday from April 18 at 9pm