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Man convicted of 1980 Davis murders denied parole for 10th time

Robin Ehlman was murdered in Davis in 1980. Daniel Wehner, who killed Ehlman and her friend John Manville, on Friday was denied parole for the 10th time.
Robin Ehlman was murdered in Davis in 1980. Daniel Wehner, who killed Ehlman and her friend John Manville, on Friday was denied parole for the 10th time. Family handout

A man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her friend at a Davis apartment complex in 1980 has been denied parole for the 10th time.

A two-commissioner panel of the state Board of Parole Hearings denied parole for Daniel Wehner, 61, following a daylong hearing Friday at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville, a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release states.

In March 1980, Wehner brutally murdered his former girlfriend, Robin Ehlman and her friend, John Manville at the Castilian Apartments. Ehlman was 19 years old, and Manville, who was studying veterinary medicine at UC Davis, was 25. Authorities said Wehner had been stalking Ehlman and had physically and emotionally abused her during their relationship, choking her and causing her to lose consciousness at least once.

Wehner was sentenced June 19, 1981, under a plea agreement to 27 years to life in prison.

Commissioners on Friday determined that Wehner would pose a continued risk to public safety if released, the District Attorney’s Office stated. Wehner will be eligible for parole again in 2020.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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