The booking mug of Paulo Virgen Mendoza, 32, who was arrested Dec. 28 near Bakersfield, California, in connection with the shooting death of Newman Police Department Corporal Ronil Singh on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
The booking mug of Paulo Virgen Mendoza, 32, who was arrested Dec. 28 near Bakersfield, California, in connection with the shooting death of Newman Police Department Corporal Ronil Singh on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
The booking mug of Paulo Virgen Mendoza, 32, who was arrested Dec. 28 near Bakersfield, California, in connection with the shooting death of Newman Police Department Corporal Ronil Singh on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

Garth Stapley focuses on special projects and investigative pieces for The Modesto Bee. His stories range from consumer issues and congressional campaigns to clergy sexual abuse, and he has covered the saga of Laci and Scott Peterson since his arrest for double-murder in 2003.