[UPDATED:] New Details [and Videos] Emerge About Double Murder Suspect Dan Wozniak

UPDATE: A Sims-style video based on the police account of the two murders Daniel Wozniak has been accused of carrying out has been posted on YouTube. More details throughout . . .

The video was created for NMA World Edition, the YouTube page for Taiwan-based Next Media Animation, "the largest full-service 3D animation studio in Asia." They boast of supplying "animation-to-order to some of the biggest entertainment and news providers around the world."

NMA certainly turns its work around quickly, as evidenced by the video above and others the animators have posted based on such recent news events as Israeli soldiers storming a Gaza Strip aid convoy, the massive, tropical storm-created sink hole in Guatemala and the killing of three judges in China by a man who then took his own life.

But what is shown above may only be the second-most controversial video connected to the Wozniak case.

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The online news site Yes, But, However! has posted video of a promotion Wozniak, his fiancee Rachel Buffett and two other young actors did for an Orange County Theatre Group production earlier this year of the college musical The Green Room.

The same video has been removed from YouTube and any of the troupe's sites or social network pages. The online comments include a demand that the video be removed from Yes, But, However! as well.

"YOU stole this video and YOU MODIFIED IT from its original state. YOU DO NOT have permission to use this video. you must remove it... OCTC," states Hunter Dion.

But a fan of the site identifying himself as Steven Moser defends the posting of the video, pointing out Wozniak made himself newsworthy, Buffett is also through no fault of her own and its use is consistent with fair use rules governing news organizations' ability to use copyrighted material.

Moser also notes that promotional videos made by the "BTK Killer" were also shown by news organizations.

"Personally, I find the above footage compelling, because Wozniak seems so damn amiable, funny, and ordinary," Moser writes. "He comes off as no different than every stocky, jovial actor I've ever encountered in 10 years of doing improv in LA. Watching the footage, it's chilling to think that such a person was apparently capable of such horrific evil."

The accompanying Yes, But, However! text may be more important because it provides still more clues as to who the suspected killer and the murder victims, Costa Mesa 26-year-old Samuel Eliezer Herr and Irvine 23-year-old Juri "Julie" Kibuishi (OC Homicides Nos. 19 and 22), were.

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From Dan Wozniak's Facebook page
Not John, Dan!
These have now been added to the list below that is also based on press statements released by police and prosecutors, reports here and here in the Orange County Register, and information gleaned from social networking sites.

  • Wozniak was arrested Wednesday at his bachelor party in an unspecified Huntington Beach restaurant.

  • He was originally believed to be an accomplice of Herr, who police at first thought raped and shot Kibuishi and fled.

  • Herr had served with the Army's 173rd Airborne, with tours in Afghanistan and Germany. He left the military last summer, and was attending Orange Coast College on the G.I. Bill, with the hope of earning a college degree and rejoining the Army as an officer.

  • Kibuishi was Herr's tutor and friend.

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3D Animation Studio
3D Animation Studio

 Wow it was great to watch the Animated video.. It is really a great creation

KenSirhan2
KenSirhan2

Like the old song said, "Ain't a damn thing funny" about the hideous horror this fat skidmark has perpetrated. Once again I get from good old "Lockup" rather than the babbling TV newsidiots account of stupefying and senseless crimes, and THAT truly deserves to get the chair. Neither it nor Butterfield could my eyes tolerate - I had instead to subject mine ears to listening to the cacaphonous bleating of two total nothings - and the gusty wheeze oozing out of that fat freak's mouth when IT said somehting IT found humorous was reminiscent of another wide load on "Pawn Stars." Then accidentally my orbs chanced to fall upon this - THING - just when it protested its innocence, and I was struck by how IT looked off over there somewhere and almost absently said "That's not true." The spectre of another crawling crap pile was immediately raised - that of the Monster of Modesto, which had affected the same soft murmur and dazed-deer expression when IT was interviewed by that co-queen of the overeducated Did You Kill Your Wife? crew, Baba Wawa [the other is that cringefaced Diane Sawyer with her horrible posture and I-gotta-cramp facial contortions]. Not enough for them juries to bring down the justice axe on the vacuum-light head of this whatEVER of a person, but I'm convinced it's guilty as homemade religious wrong-winger sin. May IT please to be tried and sentenced to its inadequately painful death sentence ASAMP. Condolences to the families, RIP to the victims and sympathies to the GOOD people of Californicator which dead-skunk-paced injustice system will have them footing the bill for this repulsive toad for at least a generation.

Matt Coker
Matt Coker

Roman Marotte, the game designer? Whaaaa?

aonynmous
aonynmous

im surprised roman marotte hasnt done anything like this

Don
Don

Bunni,

I attended Los Al, and I was in choir with Dan. Yes he is a psycopath and yes everything he did was disgusting and he deserves to die a slow painful death for what he has done. But where do you get off making claims about Los Alamitos High School? I attended Los Al and I'm just fine, as are my many friends who hail their alma mater from Los Al. There is no need for comments of this nature.

theatercommunitygirl
theatercommunitygirl

I knew him very well also. My best friend always said there was something wrong with him and how he was just 'too nice', something was not right. She was right.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It's such a sad story. I live in the same builing that this took place in, and it seems strange to me that I didn't hear any gunshots... I feel bad for the victims, especailly the hero and patriot that served our country overseas. It's so sad that this young soldier died the gruesome way he did. My condolences to Julie as well.

Krista
Krista

Julie was and still is my best friend, she was an amazing person who didn't deserve what happened to her. I find both videos disgusting and painful, I can't imagine anyone who could put that out there for the family and friends to watch. As for the Wozniaks I know nothing about them so all I can say is that I hope Daniel understands how much pain he has caused the people that loved Julie and for however long he may live he has to deal with that. My best friend was taken from people who loved her so please everyone show respect to all the people involved in Julie and Sam's families.

anonymous
anonymous

I've Known,and lived by the Wozniaks for the past 18yrs.How can you say They are bad people,They are the most church going,genorious,family i know.Dan hadnt lived there in years or made any attempt to make any contact in over 6 mos despite their attempts & I know of no felons in that family.Your the one who needs to sleep forever and remove yourself frm society for trash talkin a vulnerable family,your as cowardly a monster as dan

blast from the past
blast from the past

He had that nickname in highschool...he was not psycho...something obviously pushed him over the edge and will forever be considered psycho for that...he did a sick thing and should never be forgiven for it...people post any lies you want...its sad to see these people leave this earth so soon, but also to see a friend completely lose it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wozniaks family were all involved in hiding body parts and helping this monster. Look at (felons) in the family...they all were involved. Murder for money is a crime that should be handled by Capital Punishment.Put the Wozniaks to sleep forever...get them out of the neighborhood and out of our society.Bad People...the entire family...cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters.

sonny
sonny

i knew julie and she was such an awesome person...can't believe she was taken from us like this. thoughts and prayers to the herrs and kibuishi families

Anonymous
Anonymous

Does somebody want to explain to me the significance of totaling up their Facebook friends and naming them? What possible difference could it make that Wozniak was "friends" with Costa Meas or Long Beach Play house? Ridiculous. Once again, OC Weekly shows itself to be peopled with hack writers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That has to be the most meaningless statement I've ever heard: "If he did this to someone I cared about you can rest assure (sic) he would die... sooner or later." Leave aside the bluster of someone acting tough on a message board. I hate to break it to you sir, but you can rest assured that we will all die... sooner or later.My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims, but this is a time for mourning and grieving, not adolescent grandstanding

F_ck_Wozniak
F_ck_Wozniak

Wozniak doesn't deserve life in prison. Ideally he should wait in solitary until the day his ass gets fried. If he did this to someone I cared about you can rest assure he would die... sooner or later.

Friend
Friend

Julie's Favorite Quotes:

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -- Audrey Hepburn

"The smallest things in life make the bigger picture. So cherish every small detail and never take it for granted because you only live this life once."

"The beat of the music is like my heart, the lyrics of the song is like my soul, and put together my body tells a true story of my life."

In Honor of Julie Kibuishi

Do not stand at my grave and weep;I am not there, I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow.I am the diamond glints on snow.I am the sunlight on ripened grain.I am the gentle autumn rain.When you awaken in the morning's hushI am the swift uplifting rushOf quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry;I am not there, I did not die.

A Hopi Prayer by Mary F. Frye

whats wrong with my fam.
whats wrong with my fam.

could not handle life with out mommy and daddy paying the bills.mommy and daddy added a second floor to there home for him.mommy didnt like the gilfriend so he moved out.raise a man not a sick little boy!

friend
friend

And that animation is really..really weird to watch. I hope other news sites aren't releasing it.

friend
friend

Matt: ya man, "The Woz"?? Really? just..inappropriate. I went to her viewing last night, and then seeing something humerous like this...

Kisa
Kisa

They did not meet at Hunger Artists. I know they were already a couple when they did "The Green Room" last fall.

Joey
Joey

oh my god what an awful zombie of a human being. the only good news I read in all of this is that he's likely to get the death penalty in right-wing orange county.

LBCityGirl
LBCityGirl

@Lawyer, What in the world is wrong with the way this is written? Maybe it is the way you are reading it that is messed up?

freaks me out I know the Wozniaks!

Rusty Nail
Rusty Nail

The link below is from KABC-7. It uses parts of the video that was removed from youtube. It includes Daniel and Rachel both speaking, doing a promo for their show at OCTC. Hunter Dion was just trying to distance himself and his organization from the ghoul. Sorry Hunter, the monster ran through our village. It's unfortunate that he stopped at your house along the way. Hiding that from the world wont change that. Don't be ashamed, it's not your fault.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/st...

Lawyer
Lawyer

Coker, you are an awful journalist. You might be amusing to grab a beer with, but this--and most of your other writing here--is just awful.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I just checked out Rachel Buffett's Facebook wall - Julie Kibuishi wrote on Rachel's wall the day before she was killed saying that she missed her and wanted to hang out. Julie's post said that she ran into Rachel's fiance (who we now know is Dan) the previous evening and Dan told her they were getting married. Rachel replied to the post on May 21st at 11 something PM that yes, they will have to hang out as soon as things calm down in her life. SO WEIRD!! Rachel was probably replying to Julie's post as Julie was on her way to Sam Herr's apartment to be killed by Rachel's fiance!

Matt Coker
Matt Coker

Everyone born after '83-

Sub in "Dancing With the Stars" for US Fest.

Matt Coker
Matt Coker

Anonymous and Bunni-

Sorry, I was experiencing a bad US Fest'83 flashback when I scribbled that.

Bunni
Bunni

Do not incorporate bad humor into this, and I can't believe this kind of journalism is allowed.

With that being said, I'm not surprised that Los Al High School spews such psychopaths. (Luckily my class didn't have murderers.) The scary part is my sister and friend knew him personally and thought he was such a super nice guy. You think you really know someone...and then when they do something horrific like this, then you don't really know them at all....*smh*

Anonymous
Anonymous

I'm seriously offended that they gave him a cutesy little nick name in this article. He deserves no humor thrown his way. He's not "The Woz" he's an evil, psychopathic, cold blooded murderer who stole my friends from this earth, and I can't imagine your editors finding that appropriate to publish.

a friend
a friend

Back off Roman. Roman is kind, good natured and stable. Dan fooled all of us. A true psychopath, covering up his emotionless nature by being overly nice. I knew him just as well as any of you and I am still shocked. But how dare you go and accuse someone else of being capable of such horror.

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