The brother of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh’s convicted murderer was sentenced Monday for conspiring with others to assist Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s efforts to flee to Mexico after he shot and killed the officer during a Dec. 26, 2018 traffic stop.
He is the last of five people to be sentenced for their involvement in assisting the flight of Paulo Virgen Mendoza, who was arrested in Kern County following an extensive three-day manhunt.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 37, was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Conrado Virgen Mendoza had been found guilty, along with Erik Quiroz Razo, 30, in September 2019.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported that the evidence presented at their trial showed that Conrado Virgen Mendoza and Quiroz Razo had helped Paulo Virgen Mendoza conceal the truck that he was driving at the time he shot and killed Cpl. Singh and transported him to various locations in the Central Valley in an effort to find safe harbor before Paulo Virgen Mendoza attempted to flee to Mexico.
Quiroz Razo had previously been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.
Three others accused of conspiracy in the case had pleaded guilty in 2019 and received sentences ranging from one year and one day to one year and nine months in prison.
Paulo Virgen Mendoza pleaded guilty in November to murdering Cpl. Singh and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.