STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA – On Thursday, Paulo Virgen Mendoza pleaded guilty to the 2018 murder of 33-year-old Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh. The district attorney's office had vowed to seek the death penalty if Mendoza was convicted, but instead, agreed to a plea deal with his defense attorney.
Mendoza was sentenced to life without parole, immediately following his guilty plea.
On December 26, 2018, Cpl. Ronil Singh, stopped Mendoza for suspected drunk driving.
During the traffic stop the illegal alien shot Singh to death.
Before sentencing, Stanislaus County Judge Ricardo Cordova told Mendoza:
The one fortunate thing for you, sir, is you are not going to be facing the death penalty, but you will never see the light of day outside the prison walls based on this conviction. You will live with those consequences for the rest of your life. I hope that every morning when you wake up, you think about what happened and why you're here, why you're in prison.
That is a pain you will have, a pain your family will have, but the pain is a lot greater for the Singh family.
Of course, this was yet another tragedy that could have been prevented, if all local and state officials simply cooperated with federal immigration authorities, rather than protecting criminal aliens.
FOX NEWS reported:
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said that Mendoza had two previous drunken driving arrests. But authorities couldn't deport him due to California’s sanctuary law, which prevents cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.
Cpl. Ronil Singh was born in Fiji and came to this country with the dream of becoming a police officer. He left behind a wife and a son. The little boy was only 5-months-old at the time his father was killed.