by: John Rodriguez
Usually when a wedding is ruined it could either be from the unstable Bride who has snapped under pressure, a spurned ex who can’t let go, or maybe even some party crashers who simply want to have a good time but you never hear a dog going on rampage being one reason for a wedding gone horribly wrong. In Denver, Colorado authorities are looking for 31-year-old Joel Nevarez who, after getting into an argument with the DJ according to witnesses, unleashed a pitbull-mixed dog on the wedding reception of newlyweds Brittany Schult-Cortez and Jorge Cortez-Trinidad.
A guest of Schult-Cortez, Nevarez was described by the bride to be someone she considered to be her brother. Unfortunately, Nevarez didn’t think the same since he reportedly pointed at the 22-year-old bride and commanded the dog “Sic her, Skylo.”
While Schult-Cortez was being attacked her 21-year-old husband was inside the house, and when he heard the chaos occurring outside he looked out and saw the dog pulling his new wife by the locks of her hair. Coming to his wife aid, Cortez-Trinidad was bitten by the dog and suffered three wounds to his thigh. During the attack Nevarez was nearby laughing.
Before her husband came to her aid, Nevarez also punched her in the face while wearing brass knuckles. Along with the injured bride and groom, the groom’s brother-in-law suffered a broken arm when he jumped the fence trying to aide his brother-in-law’s wife. Aside from being traumatized from both the trauma of her reception and the dog attack, Schult-Cortez suffered numerous wounds to her shoulder and back which are said to be infected from the incident. Schult-Cortez is currently being treated for her wounds.
Having a history of mental illness and aggressive behavior, Nevarez currently faces a felony charge of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon. After fleeing the attack, Nevarez took to his Facebook page and wrote: “2 more stops then I hit my death bed…Yup it will be A SICK DEATH BUT I AIN’T GOING ALONE…” Along with the Facebook post, Nevarez also sent a message directly to the groom stating he did what he did because the DJ made him mad and that he was going to Boston to end his life.