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Daniel Wozniak appears in court in Santa Ana for opening statements on Dec. 9, 2015. (Credit: pool)

Daniel Wozniak told police that he laughed as he cut the head off the man he had shot to death a day earlier.

“I was actually smiling and laughing,” Wozniak said in a videotaped interview with detectives that was shown last month in Orange County Superior Court.

When one investigator asked why he laughed, Wozniak replied: “I don’t know. I reached a point where I couldn’t even believe I was doing this.”

Prosecutors highlighted that and other gruesome scenarios Thursday as they closed their case against Wozniak, a 31-year-old community theater actor from Costa Mesa.

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