NEWPORT BEACH — The Costa Mesa man charged with two murders and a handful of sentencing enhancements in a grisly killing last year has yet to have a preliminary hearing, but has been in custody for a year and six months.
A judge Friday said that the case against Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 27, needed to progress with a hearing that would show if there is substantial evidence for Wozniak to stand trial for allegedly killing his neighbor, Samuel Herr, 26, and Juri "Julie" Kibuishi, 23.
Family members and Wozniak nodded their heads in response to the judge's stern lecture about moving the case forward.
"I'm just, I'm done," said Stephanie George in a Harbor Justice Center courtroom Friday morning. "This thing needs resolution, and we need to move it forward."