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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bond Set For Man Charged in Naperville Murder

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Naperville man accused of fatally stabbing one man and seriously injuring two other men in connection with an incident at a Naperville establishment early Saturday morning. 

Daniel J. Olaska, 27 (d.o.b. 5/19/1984) of Naperville appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Neal Cerne set bond at $3 million with 10% to apply for the murder of Shaun Wild, 24, of Naperville and the attempted murder of an acquaintance of Wild’s, William Hayes as well as the attempted murder of an employee of the establishment, Rafael Castenada.  

It is alleged that at some point in the evening on February 4, Olaska was involved in a verbal altercation with Wild and Hayes. It is further alleged that at approximately 12:50 a.m., Olaska stabbed Hayes while he was standing by a table. After allegedly stabbing Hayes, it is further alleged that Wild left the table with Olaska following him. It is alleged that Olaska then stabbed Wild to death and stabbed Castenada as well. 

“Early Saturday morning, Shaun Wild’s life was taken from him, allegedly by Daniel Olaska,” Berlin said. “This is an utterly senseless murder and our thoughts and prayers are with Shaun’s family at this time.” I would like to thank the Naperville Police Department particularly the responding officers and the entire investigative team that worked with us on this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Tim Diamond for his outstanding efforts throughout the weekend.” 

“The murder of Shaun Wild is a terrible loss for the entire Naperville Community,” Naperville Chief of Police David Dial said. “A young man with so much to give was taken from us all.” 

Olaska’s next court date is scheduled for March 5, 2012, in front of Judge Kathryn Creswell.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.