$3M Bail Set in Naperville Teacher Slaying

Olaska is charged with the stabbing at a Naperville nightclub

Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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$3M Bail Set in Naperville Teacher Slaying

James Olsaka has been charged with the Naperville stabbings that happened early Saturday.

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Bail has been set at $3 million for the man charged with fatally stabbing an elementary teacher and wounding two others at a Naperville nightclub.

Daniel Olaska, 27, was arrested and charged Saturday afternoon with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing three people at Frankie's Blue Room in Naperville early that same morning.

In a press release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, it is alleged that at some point Olaska was involved in a verbal altercation with victims Shaun Wild and Willie Hayes. Olaska then allegedly stabbed Hayes by a table and then left the table with Wild follwing him, according to the release.

The release said Olaska allegedly then stabbed Wild to death and stabbed employee Rafael Castenada as well.

Assistant State’s Attorney Tim Diamond said that Olaska confessed to using a knife he always carries with him and demonstrated to police how he stabbed the victims. There is also over a hundred witnesses who identified him and a security video of the confrontation, according to Diamond.

Olaska has no criminal background.

Some congregants of the Grace Fellowship Christian Church showed up in support of Olaska and described him as a "lifelong member." They are trying to pool 10-percent cash for his bond.

Saturday night a vigil was held at North Central College for two of the victims.

Olaska's next court dat is scheduled for March 5 in front of Judge Kathryn Creswell.
 

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