Newhall woman charged with shooting boyfriend outside Canoga Park bar

  A Newhall woman has been charged with murdering her boyfriend after she allegedly shot him to death in the parking lot of a Canoga Park bar. Reyanna Villarreal, 25, who appeared Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando, faces one count of murder with allegations she used a handgun and caused great bodily injury and death Villarreal pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday, and is scheduled back in court May 18 in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch, Deputy District Attorney Julie Kramer said Friday. The defendant is charged with killing Jose Mendoza, 21, in a parking lot near a bar on the 22000 block of Roscoe Boulevard on March 5, she said. Bail for Villarreal is set at $3 million. She faces a possible maximum sentence of 40 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. [email protected] 661-287-5527 On Twitter @jamesarthurholt