The new trial began last month and the guilty verdict came down on Dec. 8. Daniels was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances including murder of a peace officer and lying in wait.
The killings happened on May 13, 1982. Riverside police officers Dennis Doty and Philip Trust went to Daniels's house to arrest him following a bank robbery conviction in 1980. Daniels was confined to a wheelchair after being shot by police during the robbery.
According to police, as Daniels's caretaker helped him get dressed, Daniels reached between his legs, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot the officers.
Daniels is scheduled to be formally charged late January.