Olaska Update

Attorneys for the Naperville man charged with the stabbing death of local teacher Shaun Wild will be arguing the act was a case of self-defense.

Daniel Olaska recently appeared in court for one of the final hearings before his trial begins next month at DuPage County Court.
Prosecution and defense attorneys discussed final plans for the case, including which witnesses will be called to trial, and how evidence will be used in the courtroom.

Judge Kathryn Creswell ordered one last hearing on February 27 to determine if testimony of a club patron who said Olaska showed him a knife, about a half-hour before Wild was stabbed, can be used in court.

Jury selection will begin March 2, with the trial immediately following.

Wild was fatally stabbed at Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville on February 4, 2012, during an altercation. Also injured that night was Wild’s friend, Willie Hayes, and the bar bouncer, Rafael Castaneda.

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