Brekky Wrap: Brothers Charged After Crashing Wedding, Allegedly Beating Groom To Death

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Two brothers have been charged, accused of beating a groom to death outside his own wedding reception.

Rony Aristides Castaneda Ramirez, 28, and Josue Daniel Castaneda Ramirez allegedly crashed the backyard celebration and became aggressive when they were asked to leave.

The groom, Joe Melgoza, 30, was then beaten to death, the accused arrested a short time later.

It's understood neither men knew any of the guests at the wedding.


A photo posted to social media by his new wife showed Melgoza at his wedding just hours before being killed.

"You could see it in his face, how happy he was," his widow told CBS News.  "Just the way he looked at me all day."

A GoFundMe page has been set up by a cousin to request donations to pay for the funeral and support his 11-year-old daughter.

Image: CBS

NSW Firefighters are bracing for extreme conditions as the mercury soars into the 40s.There are close to 100 fires burning -- 53 of which are yet to be contained.

Crews have spent the night backburning near the Hawkesbury in a bid to keep communities safe from a mega blaze.

With gusty winds on the way, anyone in bushfire-prone areas is being warned to be vigilant.

Meanwhile, residents in South Australia are preparing for yet another scorching day. 

Adelaide is due to hit 44 degrees today, while Port Augusta is due to hit 48.

Pet owners are warned to keep an eye on their animals after a dog died in yesterday's searing heat.



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Jetstar ground staff and baggage handlers are walking off the job again today.

Workers are demanding increased pay and conditions and warn that strike action will continue if the airline doesn’t come to the negotiating table

Dozens of flights have been cancelled, with all affected customers notified of the changes.

Image: Transport Workers Union via Twitter

Donald Trump is facing a historic congressional vote to impeach him for abuse of office.

If the two impeachment articles are approved, the US President would face a Senate trial in January.

Only two US presidents have been impeached before him -- Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.

Trump claims he has done nothing wrong.



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A man has been charged, accused of importing close to 300 prohibited weapons.

Border Force officers intercepted seven packages addressed to the same person in November, before raiding a home in Sydney’s east.

Knuckle dusters, butterfly knives, tyre spikes and bows and arrows were among the items seized.

Image: NSW Police



Man Charged After Allegedly Importing 300 Illegal Weapons

A 49-year-old man has been charged with allegedly importing 300 illegal weapons after a tip-off from the Australian Border Force (ABF). 

Women now make up 30 percent of the boards of Australia’s top 200 companies for the first time.

The milestone comes a year after the goal was set.

It’s been hailed a significant step towards gender equality.

Women are slowly making their mark. Image: Getty.

In sport, Jeff Horn has defeated Michael Zerafa in a re-match in Brisbane.

Horn survived the final minutes to be handed the majority decision win.

And the Sydney Sixers have launched their Big Bash League season with an eight-wicket thumping of the Perth Scorchers at the SCG.

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