Naperville man pleads not guilty to teacher’s stabbing murder

The man charged with fatally knifing a schoolteacher inside a Naperville nightclub last month pleaded not guilty Monday.

Daniel Olaska, 27, of Naperville, was arraigned in front of DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell.

Olaska faces first-degree murder charges in the Feb. 4 killing of Shaun Wild, 24, at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville. He also is accused of stabbing bouncer Rafael Castenada and North Central College student Willie Hayes.

In court Monday, prosecutors said they turned over to the defense eight DVDs of security footage excerpts from within the nightclub.

Defense attorney Brian Telander sought the complete recordings.

“I want, from beginning to end, to see what happened that night,” Telander said.

Prosecutors say Olaska stabbed Hayes in the chest with a 5-inch folding knife after Hayes teased him about drinking beer from a wineglass.

Wild — a 2011 North Central College graduate and a second-grade teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School in Naperville — was stabbed in the heart when he tried to intervene.

Olaska then stabbed Castenada as bar staff attempted to hold him for police, prosecutors said.

Telander said blood tests should show whether Olaska was under the influence.

Olaska returns to court May 23. He remains in the county jail without bond.

Shaun Wild, a Spring Brook Elementary School teacher who was fatally stabbed Feb. 4 at Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville.
Willie Hayes, North Central College student and football player, who was injured in a Feb. 4 stabbing at Frankie’s Blue Room in Naperville.
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