Attorneys for the man accused of stabbing three men at a downtown Naperville bar earlier this month asked a DuPage County judge Friday to delay a request to increase or revoke his bond to allow evaluation of new evidence they've received.
Bond was set at $3 million earlier this month for Daniel J. Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive in Naperville. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder after a fight at Frankie's Blue Room early Feb. 4. Naperville elementary teacher Shaun Wild died as a result of his injuries. Lemont native and North Central College senior Willie Hayes was also injured and discharged from Edward Hospital several days after the attack.
Naperville police are still investigating the incident. The defense said they received additional evidence Thursday, including witness statements, photos, and video surveillance from the bar that evening. Defense attorney Brian Telander also mentioned documents from Facebook and Twitter.
Judge Kathryn Creswell ordered a continuance for March 2.
Last week, prosecutors asked that Olaska be held without bond. State's Attorney Bob Berlin says Olaska harassed other bar patrons that evening and his aviation experience presents a potential flight risk, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Attorneys agreed Olaska could meet with a clinical psychologist to undergo evaluation.
At Friday's hearing, the defense asked Creswell to allow the surrender of weapons at Olaska's home to the Naperville Police Department. Telander said the weapons are not related to the investigation, but want to dispose of the items should Olaska be released on bond. Olaska's passport will also be revoked.
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