STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Paulo Virgen Mendoza, the man accused of killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a traffic stop on December 26 of last year, made his first appearance in Stanislaus County Superior Court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing.

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Mendoza’s attorney Stephen Foley requested two more pretrial hearings before Mendoza’s scheduled December 10 preliminary hearing, according to court officials. Mendoza is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 23.

A special circumstances enhancement listed in the case reportedly makes Mendoza eligible for the death penalty.

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