Motion Seeks to Revoke Accused Murderer's Bail

Daniel Olaska is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder in connection with weekend stabbing at Naperville bar

Friday, Feb 10, 2012  |  Updated 1:07 AM CDT
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Second grade teacher Shaun Wild was fatally stabbed during a weekend bar fight.
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The man accused of stabbing a second grade teacher to death last weekend harassed several other bar patrons prior to the incident, a prosecutor says.

The information, included in a motion filed Wednesday to revoke or increase Daniel Olaska's current $3 million bail, contradicts defense claims that Olaska's actions were out of character.

Olaska, 27, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the Saturday melee at Frankie's Blue Room, at 16 W. Chicago Ave. Three people were stabbed, including a bar employee Rafael Castenada, North Central College student Willie Hayes and Spring Brook Elementary School teacher Shaun Wild.

Wild died from his injuries.

In his motion, Attorney Robert Berlin alleges Olaska was harassing women at the bar and verbally attacked a couple who were discussing the upcoming Super Bowl. Berlin also says Olaska has flight training and could potentially fly out of the country if he makes bail and uses a plane from his employer, Northwest Flyers, located at the Schaumburg Regional Airport.

The motion also says that Olaska was put on suicide watch due to his behavior following his initial bond hearing earlier this week.

"Based on the additional facts and circumstances presented herein the People move this Court to revoke defendant's bail," Berlin writes in the motion.

A DuPage County judge on Thursday set a hearing for Feb. 17 on Berlin's motion.

Wild, originally from Brown Deer, Wisc., was remembered at a memorial service in his hometown on Thursday. A funeral is scheduled for Friday.

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