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Convicted murderer trying to cross Arizona border arrested

YUMA, Ariz. — Border Patrol agents in Yuma have arrested a Mexican man who was previously convicted of first-degree murder.

Agents assigned to the Wellton Station’s Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint took 50-year-old Andres Cevilla-Julio into custody Saturday night.

They say he entered the U.S. illegally near San Luis near the Arizona-Mexico border.

Records discovered during processing showed Cevilla-Julio was convicted of first-degree murder in Salt Lake City and served 20 years in prison.

He told agents he was headed to Fresno, California, to look for a job.

It was unclear Wednesday if Cevilla-Julio has a lawyer for his case yet.