Trial delayed for man accused of killing Naperville teacher
By Susan Frick Carlman firstname.lastname@example.org December 10, 2012 11:38AM
Daniel J. Olaska remains in DuPage County Jail, awaiting trial in last year's stabbing murder of an elementary schoolteacher in a downtown Naperville bar. Olaska also stabbed and injured one of the teacher's friends, who recently settled a civil lawsuit h
Updated: December 10, 2012 1:26PM
The man accused of stabbing a popular schoolteacher to death in a downtown Naperville bar earlier this year will return to court in early February 2013, after a holdup in pending paperwork delayed his trial this week.
Danlei Olaska, 27, of Naperville is charged with murder after allegedly stabbing to death Shaun R. Wild, 24, also from Naperville, during a fight at Frankie’s Blue Room on Chicago Avenue on Feb. 4. On hand in Judge Kathryn Creswell’s Wheaton courtroom Monday morning were family members of both Olaska and Wild.
Creswell agreed to the request from Olaska’s attorney, Brian Telander, for a postponement of the trial to 9 a.m. Feb. 5. The additional time, Telander said, will enable him to complete preparations for the defense process.
“We’re getting close to having everything,” Telander said.