Actress Accused Of Covering Up Fiancé's Gruesome Double Murder Says She Was Duped
A community theater actress accused of helping her ex-fiance cover up two gruesome murders and dismemberment is speaking out publicly about the case.
Rachel Buffett, 25, gave an interview to ABC News saying that she was innocent in the case and completely duped by her fiancé at the time Dan Wozniak: "I'm innocent. It was like the person I loved never really existed."
Wozniak was convicted of the murders of Samuel Herr, 26, and Juri 'Julie' Kibuishi, 23. In May 2010, Herr, a veteran from Afghanistan, was shot twice in the head at a theater, dismembered and then dumped at park in Long Beach. Kibuishi was also shot twice in the head and stripped of her clothing, making it appear that she had been sexually assaulted.
Wozniak was arrested at his bachelor party a few days after the murder, after it appeared that he had been taking money from Herr's account. But it took investigators two years to zero in on Buffett. The pair had starred together in a community theater production of "Nine" on the night of the murders.
Investigators say that Buffett was not an accomplice in the murders but that she helped Wozniak to cover it up after the fact. Prosecutors haven't said what the evidence they found that she was involved. Last week she plead not guilty in court.
Buffett said that she's been having trouble eating and that she's sorry that the murders happened. She told ABC: "They were just amazing people and I'm sorry such evil has occurred."
A Facebook group has been set up in support of Buffett.