A 52-year-old man whose death sentence for killing his three children was voided by the California Supreme Court was the object of a manhunt Saturday for the slaying of a Sacramento woman.
Robert Henry Nicolaus was being sought in the gunshot slaying of Charlyse Robinson, 38, who was fatally wounded Friday while her 3-year-old daughter watched, Sacramento police said.
Robinson was shot twice by a man who stopped her car by blocking it in an alley, police said. She identified Nicolaus as her attacker shortly before she died at University of California Medical Center, they said.
Officers said Nicolaus and Robinson apparently were acquainted but that they did not know the relationship between the two.
Nicolaus was convicted in 1964 of killing his three children, aged 2, 5 and 7.
Nicolaus, a university graduate with a major in child psychology, was sentenced to death, but the state Supreme Court in 1967 reduced the conviction to second-degree murder.