COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa man accused of murdering his neighbor for financial gain and killing his neighbor's tutor is set to appear in court Friday, according to court documents.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Daniel Wozniak, 27, who is accused of killing Afghanistan veteran Samuel Herr, 26, and Juri "Julie" Kibuishi, 23, last year.
Wozniak, a community theater actor, has pleaded not guilty. He is set to appear at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
Prosecutors allege Wozniak killed Herr and lured Kibuishi to Herr's Costa Mesa apartment, killing her there in an effort to frame Herr, according to a statement released by the district attorney's office.
Kibuishi's body was found May 22 in Herr's apartment with her clothes partially removed in an effort to stage sexual assault, according to the statement.