Update: Switched the drinkers. Osaka was drinking beer from a wine glass. Hayes (the friend) poked fun at him. Argument escalated. Olaska stabbed Wild.
Stupid. Absolutely stupid. An argument arose from the defendant drinking beer from a wine glass in a bar in Naperville, Illinois. William Hayes, a total stranger minutes ago, poked fun at the situation. The argument escalated, and the suspect tried to stab Hayes. Shaun Wild, and elementary schoolteacher, was nearby and tried to intervene as did a bar employee. Olaska tried to leave, Wild tried to stop him, and Olaska stabbed him in the heart. Olaska eventually admitted the crime to the police, and is charged with 1st degree murder. Police investigating said – “I’ve had a lengthy police career and I’ve never seen anything that made less sense.”
Olaska was drinking beer from a wine glass, and Hayes ribbed him about it, Assistant State’s Atty. Tim Diamond said in bond court. The incident escalated, Diamond said, and both men stood up. Wild, who was nearby, attempted to intervene, authorities said.
Then Olaska reportedly pulled out his five-inch-long folding knife and lunged at Hayes and Wild. The blade sliced Wild on the arm and went into Hayes’ chest, Berlin said. As Olaska turned to leave, Wild attempted to stop him, and Olaska then fatally stabbed him in the heart, authorities said. A bar employee named Rafael Castaneda who attempted to step in was stabbed in the arm, a wound that required many stitches to close, Diamond said. [ChicagoTrib via @beerinator]
Below is the defendant (aka, murderer)