The trial of a Costa Mesa man accused in a double murder case has been fast-tracked, prosecutors said Thursday.
Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 28, is scheduled to be arraigned in a Santa Ana courtroom Friday on charges that he killed his neighbor, Samuel Herr, and Juri "Julie" Kibuishi, both Orange Coast College students, in May 2010, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors allege Wozniak killed Herr, who lived in his apartment building in Costa Mesa, in order to steal money from his bank account. He allegedly lured him to the military reserve base in Los Alamitos, shot him and then dismembered his body, stashing some of the remains in a Long Beach park.
He then allegedly used Herr's cell phone to lure Kibuishi, who was tutoring Herr, to Herr's apartment, where Wozniak allegedly shot her.
He had hoped to frame Herr for her death, which he staged to look like a sexual assault and murder, prosecutors allege.