Accused Bed Bath & Beyond Attacker Appears in Court

Defense reserves right to file motion on bail.

The Middletown man accused of stabbing a woman at Bed Bath & Beyond was stone-faced during an initial appearance in Judge Thomas F. Scully’s courtroom in Freehold on Friday afternoon.

Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, faces one count each of first degree attempted murder, third degree endangering the welfare of a child, third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth degree unlawful possession of a weapon. Police allege he stabbed a 29-year-old Keansburg woman 12 times at the store Thursday. Police say she was pushing her toddler in a stroller at the time of the stabbing.

Haynes’ attorney, public defender Patrice Hayslett, said in court that she would reserve the right to file a motion for a reduction in the $1,050,000 bail set for him.

The victim, identified by CBS News as Kerri Dalton, was in critical but stable condition on Friday, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Haynes did not enter a plea during the initial hearing.

The public gallery of the courtroom was filled primarily with members of the media.

Assistant Monmouth County Christopher Decker spoke in court on behalf of the prosecution but declined to comment to the media. Hayslett also declined comment.



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Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 06:41 PM
There are genetic tests that reveal all mental illnesses that were developed in germany during WW2 but the PC liberals do not want them used to ferret these miscreants out of the gene pool.
7ts January 22, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Judging from his picture he is quite a large man. I doubt his mother could stop him no matter how hard she tried. And black people in general don't seem to have any problem disciplining their children. They usually don't buy into white America's aversion to spankings. Marylou you're correct in saying they have been blacks in Middletown for years. However,the amount of blacks living in Middletown is such a small percentage it's off the charts. Whether or not he picked her out because of color we may never know. But chances are if he was planning on stabbing somebody in our town they were going to be white because that's all we have in this town. He was acting strange while he was still in HS according to students that knew him. (My son is his age). I think if somebody gets it in their head that they are going to kill someone and are willing to risk their lives to do it they are hard to stop. And who knows if his mom would have committed him even if she could.
7ts January 22, 2013 at 07:40 PM
John just a note all caps is like yelling at a person online.
marylou January 22, 2013 at 08:17 PM
debbie,Middletowngirl seems to think that the problem is with the low income people,particularly the black people,that we have "allowed" to move to Middletown in the last few years are the problem.I've lived her all of my life and am rich by no means,and yet I don't go around stabbing people.And the black families who have lived here for years are good,hard working people,pehaps not all that weatlhy either.It's not an income level or color thing.It's about mental illness.
marie schweers January 24, 2013 at 07:01 PM
People close to the story know that she tried to get her son help. My heart goes out to everyone involved.


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