Mexican mafia member wanted in multiple homicides arrested

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PHOENIX - A member of the Mexican mafia gang wanted in connection to multiple homicides over the past month is behind bars.

U.S. Marshals have arrested Eduardo Ochoa, 40, for violating his federal supervised release.

Ochoa was taken into custody near 40th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

He has a criminal history that includes convictions for weapons violations, aggravated assault and endangerment.

He was recently released after serving 77 months in prison.

The U.S. Marshal's Office said Ochoa was wanted as an investigative lead for multiple homicides here in the Valley over the last few weeks.