Accused wife killer faces 18 years in prison after pleading to manslaughter

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies at the Paradise Ranch Mobile Home Park in Castaic 2015.

A Castaic man accused of having murdered his wife faces 18 years in prison after pleading no contest recently to the reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Robert Danielson, 31, was arrested in 2015 on suspicion of murder for allegedly killing his wife, Nicole Danielson, whose body was found in the Paradise Ranch Mobile Home Park in Castaic, Lt. Steve Jauch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Homicide Bureau, said at the time.

On March 3, Danielson pleaded no contest to one count each of voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder, vandalism and two counts of assault likely to produce great bodily injury, Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told The Signal Friday.

Danielson is scheduled to return to San Fernando Superior Court on April 12 for sentencing.

“He faces 18 years in state prison,” Santiago said.

Danielson was taken into custody Oct. 24, 2015, the night of the killing, but he wasn’t arrested on suspicion of murder until two days later following an autopsy, Jauch said in 2015. “He was arrested for blunt force trauma to the head.”

The couple had two children — a daughter, 3 years old, and a 1-year-old son — Jauch said.

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sheriff’s deputies on scene in 2015.

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