Sacto 9-1-1
March 5, 2013
Man convicted of 1980 Davis murders denied parole

A man convicted of murdering two people in Davis in 1980 will remain in prison for at least three more years.

Daniel Wehner today was denied parole for the ninth time by a two-commissioner panel of the Board of Parole Hearings, according to the Yolo County District Attorney's Office.

In 1980, Wehner murdered his former girlfriend Robin Ehlman and her friend John Manville at the Castilian Apartments in Davis. Ehlman was 19 and Manville, a UC Davis veterinary medicine student, was 25. Ehlman had been stalking Ehlman and had physically abused her during their relationship, causing her to lose consciousness after choking her on at least one occasion, officials said.

On June 19, 1981, after Wehner agreed to a plea, a Yolo County judge sentenced him to 27 years to life in prison for the murders. A court-appointed psychiatrist interviewed Wehner's family prior to the sentencing hearing. Family members reportedly described him as irresponsible and having and explosive temper.

Commissioners John Peck and Terry Turner today concluded that Wehner would still pose a risk to public safety if he were released from prison.

Wehner will be eligible for parole again in three years.

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