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Sonoran AG: Murdered groom could have been case of mistaken identity

Over the weekend, a recently wed groom was murdered in front of a church in Sonora. 

The attack took place in Caborca, a city in northwestern Sonora that has experienced alarming levels of violence in recent years. The victim, identified only as Marco Antonio by Sonoran authorities, was from the state of Durango and living in Jalisco, and had traveled to Caborca for the wedding. A woman was also wounded in the incident.

The Sonora Attorney General’s Office is investigating what it describes as a targeted attack, but raised the possibility that the intended target was a different person who also had a wedding planned that day in another city.

Born and raised in the Intermountain West, Murphy Woodhouse has called southern Arizona home for most of the last decade. He’s one of two field correspondents at KJZZ’s Hermosillo bureau, where his reporting focuses on the trade relationship between Arizona, Sonora and the rest of Mexico.Before joining the station, Murphy was a reporter at the Arizona Daily Star and the Nogales International. Prior to his reporting career, he completed a master’s degree at the University of Arizona’s Center for Latin American Studies and did three wildfire seasons with the Snake River Hotshots. He’s a proud graduate of the University of Montana’s School of Journalism.When he’s not reporting, Murphy is often out in the woods running or riding singletrack, or swinging in a hammock with a book.