Murder suspect arrested by Border Patrol

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Narcizo Yepiz-Urrea By Andrew Michalscheck Narcizo Yepiz-Urrea By Andrew Michalscheck

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Mexican national wanted in Phoenix on first-degree murder charges was arrested by Border Patrol agents last weekend.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Narcizo Yepiz-Urrea, 29, was apprehended last Saturday by agents stationed in Douglas.

Yepiz-Urrea was originally arrested for being in the United States illegally. While he was being processed, agents learned that he had an active felony warrant for murder.

Yepiz-Urrea was turned over to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office where he awaited extradition by U.S. Marshals.