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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