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Immigrant wanted in Illinois homicide arrested in Arizona

February 27, 2018 - 3:54 PM

YUMA, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona say they've arrested a Mexican man wanted in connection with a homicide in Illinois.

Yuma Sector agents say Alejandro Rodriguez-Valencia was taken into custody Monday night near a dam.

During processing, agents discovered Rodriguez-Valencia's fingerprints and photo matched those of a suspect with an active felony arrest warrant in Chicago involving a killing with a knife.

Details of the homicide case weren't immediately available.

Border Patrol officials say Rodriguez-Valencia was previously deported from the United States in 2006.

Authorities say Rodriguez-Valencia has been turned over to Yuma police for extradition to Illinois.

It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer yet.

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