Ex-Disney princess condemned to be accessory to a double murder

Rachel Buffett was found guilty of two counts of accessory after the fact, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

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A former Disneyland princess whose ex-fiance is on death row for a bizarre double murder has been found guilty of an accessory after the fact.

Rachel Buffett, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County, California., and ordered immediately imprisoned. She could face more than 3 ½ years behind bars when she is sentenced in November.

Prosecutors said Buffett lied to the police when they were investigating her then-fiance Daniel Patrick Wozniak. Senior Deputy district Attorney Matt Murphy alleged Buffett “lied, dodged questions, and changed her story while being interviewed by detectives who believed Wozniak was involved in two slayings.


“She lies repeatedly,” Murphy said. “There are small lies and big lies.”

Prosecutors said Wozniak, 34, a former actor, killed and dismembered Samuel Eliezer Herr, 26, of Costa Mesa in 2010 in order to steal his money to pay for a wedding and honeymoon with Buffett. Wozniak had planned on stealing $62,000 from Herr, who had saved the cash from when he served in the Army in Afghanistan. Murphy said Google searches from Wozniak’s computer in 2010 showed questions such as “how to load a shotgun” and “how to hide a body.”

Authorities said Wozniak also shot Mr.’s friend, Julie Kibuishi, 23, and then tried to frame the dead man for her murder by making it seem like he killed her and disappeared.

Daniel Wozniak is where life in prison after his conviction in December 2015.


A few days after the massacre, Wozniak was arrested at his bachelor party in Huntington Beach, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Authorities said Wozniak confessed to the murder and was sentenced in December 2015, of “two murders and was later sentenced to death.”


Buffett, a former actress and Disneyland princess, told NBC’s “Dateline” after her ex-fiancé of the arrest that she was innocent, People reported.

“I am innocent and that is what hurts me most in this whole situation is they are trying to say that I’m something I’m not,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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