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Samuel Eliezer Herr and Juri (Julie) Kibuishi were murdered May 21 and 22, 2010. Sam was a decorated combat veteran who made close friends. He was helpful and his friends said that he would give you the shirt off of his back and throw in his pants for a laugh. Julie was a kind and compassionate person and everyone who knew her fell in love with her.

The Murderer, Daniel Wozniak

The first book about the murders of Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi is Killing for You, by Keith Elliot Greenberg. Keith says that Steve Herr, father of Sam Herr, compelled him to research and write a book about the murders. Steve has often commented that too much attention is given to the killers and not enough attention is given to victims.
SAN QUENTIN — Prison officials are investigating the death of condemned inmate Jonathan Fajardo, 30, as a homicide. At 9:55 a.m. today, Fajardo was stabbed in his chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon while on the East Block Housing Unit recreation yard complex at San Quentin State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:34 a.m.
Matt Murphy said, “Daniel Wozniak is a poster boy for why the death penalty exists in certain states.
A Costa Mesa woman was sentenced on Nov. 8 to serve two years and eight months in prison for being an accessory after the fact of a 2010 murder at the Joint Forces Training Base and another Costa Mesa murder. The court dismissed a third count of being an accessory on Sept. 12, 2018, Rachel Mae Buffett, who was convicted in September on two counts being an accessory after the fact in the murders of Samuel Herr and Juri “Julie” Kibuishi more than eight years ago.
Almost from the first day, the murders of Sam Herr and Juri (Julie) Kibuishi grabbed public attention. It took six years for the killer to receive his conviction and final sentencing of death and then his brother accepted a plea deal for being an accessory after the fact.
The disturbing murders of Sam Herr and Julie Kibuishi have garnered public attention in news media, true crime television, social media, book projects, and other true crime interests. The sensationalism of the murders is agonizing. Both victims were tricked, lured, betrayed by a friend, each shot in the head twice, desecrated, and posthumously defamed.
Daniel Wozniak has a fan. Glendele Way-Agle writes a blog called, Daniel Wozniak Is My Friend. She says, “My friend is on death row – convicted of double homicide.
Daniel Wozniak and his bride-to-be, Rachel Mae Buffett, were set to get married on Saturday, one week after the murders. They had just moved to the Camden Martinique Apartments in February and by May, they were facing eviction for not paying rent. Rachel’s parents were paying for the wedding but Dan wanted a bachelor party and they would both benefit from their rent and other bills being paid.
Daniel Wozniak was represented by Public Defender Scott Sanders throughout his entire trial process. Scott Sanders represented two defendants during the six plus years of Wozniak’s prosecution. By comparison, lead prosecutor against Wozniak, Matt Murphy, handles one to two dozen cases at a time, winning all of his prosecutions as a homicide prosecutor.