Groom Beaten To Death At His Wedding Reception (photos)
In California, a groom was beaten to death at his wedding reception by two uninvited men.
The Groom, Joe Melgoza, 30-years-old, was beaten to death with baseball bats by two uninvited brothers. Due to the attack, Melgoza suffered from a blunt-force trauma to the head. He was rushed to Chino Valley Medical Center, before he died.
The Police identified the suspects as brothers, Rony Aristides Castaneda Ramirez, 28-year-old, and 19-year-old Josue Daniel Castaneda Ramirez. According to the Chino Police Department, the siblings did not know Melgoza, but lived not far from the home of his wife’s family in the 13200 block of 17th Street where the wedding reception was being held, and showed up at the celebration uninvited.
Melgoza’s brother, Andy Velasquez, told NBC Los Angeles that the brothers got into a fight with some of the guests and were asked to leave, which they did, only to return a short time later armed with baseball bats. He added that his brother tried to confront the ‘cowards,’ who then pulled him away and killed him. He said:
My brother did not deserve to die like that, he was a good man, he was a solid man.
My brother was protecting his family. They came and they murdered him.
Joe Melgoza is survived by his wife of just a few hours, Esther Bustamante Melgoza, and his 11-year-old daughter.