Sonora groom’s killer may have been at wrong wedding, state attorney general’s office reports

What a mistake. After the murder of a groom outside a church in Caborca, Sonora, where he had just gotten married, went viral, now the Attorney General’s Office of that Mexican state believes that the killer had the wrong wedding, and killed someone who was not his target.

Marco Antonio Rosales Contreras, 32, was shot four times as he left his wedding, and his sister, Michella Adriana, was injured but is out of danger.

Investigations continue, and witnesses have been interviewed, the weapons have been examined and a possible suspect has been identified: a man who arrived hours later with a gunshot wound at a local hospital.

A case that went viral

The events occurred outside the Nuestra Seora de la Candelaria church, where the groom was shot and killed after leaving the religious ceremony. Images of the event went viral on social media, showing the bride’s bloody dress and her screams of despair.

Her fianc, Marco Antonio, was an engineer and worked in Jalisco. He had arrived that morning in Caborca, his fiance’s municipality, along with his parents and sister, for the wedding celebration.

Alfonso Durazo Montao, Sonora’s Governor, stated that it was a “direct attack”. That is to say, the murderer went straight for the groom.

Therefore, “there is no greater reason for a mood of psychosis, we must take the normal care that we have in any other city. The first lines of investigation point to the fact that it was an attack directed specifically against the person who unfortunately lost his life”, he assured.

The search for the murderer continues

Around 7:10 p.m. on Sunday evening in front of La Candelaria Church, the assassin approached and shot at least four times at Rosales. One of the bullets hit his sister, who was shot in the back and was taken to the hospital. The killer ran off down the street, according to witnesses reported by Diario de Sonora, and has not yet been arrested.