Dan Wozniak has been found guilty of killing 26-year-old Army veteran Samuel Herr and his 23-year-old friend Juri “Julie” Kibuishi. One week after killing Herr and Kibuishi, Wozniak was scheduled to marry his fiancée, Rachel Buffett. Prosecutors say Wozniak needed money to fund their wedding and honeymoon so he killed Herr in order to steal Herr’s ATM card and siphon all of the $62,000 of Herr’s savings from his Army service. (Wozniak tricked a 16-year-old into using the ATM card and withdrawing the maximum amount every day.)
Both Wozniak and Buffett were actors. Wozniak was a community theater actor and Buffett worked as a princess at Medieval Times. She also played Princess Ariel at Disneyland, among other characters. Buffett is facing a charge of accessory for allegedly lying to police to help Wozniack. Dateline NBC will air its interview with Buffett on January 15, just one month after a judge recommended that Wozniak get the death penalty. Note: It isn’t Buffett’s first time on TV. In 2013, she went on Dr. Phil with Herr’s father, Steve Herr, who believes Buffett belongs in jail.