Groom Murdered Just Hours After Saying “I Do” on Wedding Day

A California man was murdered on his wedding day while to protect his guests at the reception, his family says.

Joe Melgoza, 30, was with family and friends from Saturday night into Sunday morning as they celebrated his marriage in his sister’s backyard in Chino. 

Cops say two brothers who lived nearby crashed the wedding uninvited and were asked to leave. The family says they returned with bats. 

The groom’s brothers say the intruders attacked a guest.  The family says  Melgoza pursued the men into a dark alley and was pulled into a house and beaten. Published reports said Melgoza's battered body was found in the backyard of another home.