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posted: 3/15/2012 5:07 PM

Naperville man indicted in teacher's nightclub slaying

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  • Daniel J. Olaska

      Daniel J. Olaska

  • Shaun Wild

      Shaun Wild

  • Willie Hayes

      Willie Hayes


A DuPage County grand jury Thursday indicted the Naperville man accused of fatally stabbing Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild at a nightclub last month.

Daniel Olaska, 27, was indicted on seven counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, four counts of armed violence and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Olaska is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in connection with the Feb. 4 stabbings that killed Wild, 24, and left two other men injured. He remained in the county jail without bond.

The stabbings at Frankie's Blue Room in downtown Naperville occurred after North Central College student Willie Hayes joked about Olaska drinking beer from a wineglass, authorities say.

Olaska responded, prosecutors said, by plunging a 5-inch folding knife into Hayes' chest. He is accused of stabbing Wild -- a friend of Hayes' -- in the heart when Wild intervened. Bouncer Rafael Castenada also was stabbed while trying to detain the suspect.

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