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Arraignment delayed for actor accused of 2 slayings


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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/crime/la-me-0602-actor-slaying-20100602,0,3037588.story

Daniel Wozniak of Costa Mesa, who was a lead actor at a community college, is accused of killing a neighbor and then killing a female friend of the neighbor's in an effort to confuse police.

A Costa Mesa man accused of killing and dismembering his neighbor and then killing a friend of the victim to throw police off his tracks appeared in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday, but his arraignment on murder charges was delayed.

Daniel Wozniak, 26, who overnight went from a lead actor at a community playhouse who was about to marry his co-star to a double-murder suspect, faces life without parole if convicted of killing neighbor Samuel Herr, 26, and Herr's friend Juri "Julie" Kibuishi, 23. He is scheduled to be arraigned June 25 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

Prosecutors allege that on May 21, Wozniak and Herr went to the playhouse at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, which is where authorities say Wozniak shot and dismembered Herr and stole his ATM card. Wozniak allegedly cut off Herr's head, left arm and right hand and discarded them at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Ed Everett.

Herr was an Army veteran attending Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa and hoping to reenlist as an officer. He had been back from overseas less than a year. Herr and Wozniak lived at the same apartment complex across the street from the community college.

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But then a 17-year-old boy started emptying out Herr's bank accounts using his ATM card; when questioned by police, the teenager implicated Wozniak, who was arrested May 26 at his bachelor party.

This is the part I don't get: who's the 17-year-old, and how can he draw cash without the PIN?

Also, the motive for the slayings?

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