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Yikes! Comment about beer in a wine glass led to fatal stabbing

on 06/02/12 at 9:24 am

Booze News

The fatal stabbing of a second-grade teacher in a Naperville nightclub was reportedly sparked by a snide comment about the alleged murderer drinking beer from a wine glass — leaving family, friends and even prosecutors struggling to make sense of the violence.

Daniel J. Olaska, 27, the accused murderer, gave a full confession and even re-enacted for Naperville police the events leading up to the fatal stabbing early Saturday of Shaun Wild, 24, who taught at Spring Brook Elementary in Naperville.

But friends and family described Olaska as an Eagle Scout who’s active in his church’s youth group when he’s not working his job as a manager at Schaumburg Regional Airport. “He has no criminal history, I don’t think this guy’s ever had a parking ticket,” said Olaska’s attorney Earl Grinbarg.

A DuPage County judge set bond at $3 million Sunday for Olaska, who is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the stabbings. Olaska’s family attended the hearing along with several parishioners from their church, Grace Christian Fellowship.