Jury in Fresno convicted two for helping man accused of killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh

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FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE} — A federal jury in Fresno convicted two defendants for helping Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s escape from California to Mexico after he allegedly killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a traffic stop, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said Virgen Mendoza’s brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, and friend, Erik Quiroz Razo, 28, were found guilty of conspiring to aid and abet Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s flight to avoid prosecution for murder. 

The jury acquitted other family members, Erasmo Villegas Suarez, 36, and Maria Luisa Moreno, 57, both of the Bakersfield-Lamont area. 

Conrado Virgen Mendoza and Erik Quiroz Razo are scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd on January 13, 2020.

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