DNA tests ordered on knife in stabbing death of Naperville teacher
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter email@example.com June 4, 2012 11:46AM
Updated: June 4, 2012 5:59PM
DNA testing can be done on two blood stains found on the knife authorities allege Daniel Olaska used to kill Naperville school teacher Shaun Wild, a DuPage County judge ruled Monday.
Prosecutors sought the genetic testing on the 5-inch-long folding knife to confirm it was the weapon used to kill Wild and wound two other men during a deadly Feb. 4 clash in a Naperville nightclub.
Judge Kathryn Creswell agreed to allow the testing after Olaska didn’t object to testing the weapon, which was found by police in Frankie’s Blue Room after the late-night stabbings.
The DNA testing isn’t crucial because security cameras captured the stabbings, which also were witnessed by other nightclub patrons, defense attorney Brian Telander said.
“I don’t think the results will be relevant. It’s not a who-dunit,” said Telander, who has hinted he will argue the stabbings occurred in self-defense during an altercation.
Olaska, 27, is charged with fatally stabbing the 24-year-old Wild, as well as wounding Wild’s friend, 22-year-old William Hayes, and bar bouncer Rafael Castenada.
Olaska was arrested as he tried to leave the bar with other clubgoers after the 12:45 a.m. stabbings.
He remains jailed without bond.