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Man wanted for a Phoenix murder arrested at border

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities say a Mexican man wanted in connection
with a Phoenix homicide has been arrested in southern Arizona.

U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents from the Douglas
Station took 29-year-old Narcizo Yepiz-Urrea into custody for being in the
country illegally.

During processing, agents say they discovered Yepiz-Urrea was wanted in Phoenix
on suspicion of first-degree murder.

He was turned over to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to await extradition
by U.S. Marshals.

Details of the Phoenix homicide weren’t immediately available Wednesday and
authorities didn’t know if Yepiz-Urrea had legal representation yet.

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