The lawyer for the man accused of stabbing a Naperville teacher to death said today he had no objection to a DNA test on blood taken from the purported murder weapon.
DuPage County prosecutors want to test a small blood sample taken from the knife they say Daniel Olaska allegedly used to stab Shaun Wild to death in a Naperville nightclub confrontation on Feb. 4.
The test, prosecutors said, will consume the entire blood sample, which can sometimes be a problem since that would preclude additional, independent analysis.
But Olaska’s attorney, Brian Telander, said in a court hearing today that he did not object to the procedure.
“It’s not relevant to our case,” he said following the brief hearing. “This isn’t a whodunit. This is a why-he-did-it.”
Olaska, 28, of Naperville, has been in the DuPage County Jail since his arrest following the altercation at Frankie’s Blue Room in downtown Naperville. He is accused of stabbing Wild, 24, following an exchange between Olaska and one of Wild’s friends.
The friend had been chiding Olaska about drinking beer out of a wine glass, authorities said, when Olaska stood up and stabbed the man with a folding knife.
Wild, a second-grade teacher at a Naperville school, was stabbed in the chest after he interceded as Olaska tried to leave; a bar employee also received knife wounds, according to police.
Olaska, who is being held in lieu of bond, was detained in the bar and security cameras reportedly captured the stabbings on videotape.
He is facing 14 different charges, including one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.