Daniel Olaska has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for the death of Naperville teacher Shaun Wild.
Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced the 31-year-old to 40 years in prison for first degree murder, along with three additional years for the unlawful use of a weapon.
Olaska was found guilty in March of the stabbing death of Wild, which took place in February 2012, at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville.
Following the sentencing, Olaska apologized to the Wild family for the pain he has caused them.
“I really believe that the defendant is sorry for what happened. I believe he probably has genuine remorse and that he probably doesn’t understand his own actions that night or himself. That doesn’t change the fact that he brought a knife into a bar and armed himself and was intent on some sort of mayhem, you don’t arm yourself in a crowded bar with some sort of intent. Unfortunately, he chose that route and is paying the price,” said Bruce Wild, Shaun’s father.
The defense plans to appeal the sentencing.
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