Newhall woman charged with shooting boyfriend outside Canoga Park bar

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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.

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