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 and did not speak during an initial appearance in Judge Thomas F. Scully’s courtroom in Freehold on Friday afternoon.

Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, faces attempted murder and weapons charges after he allegedly stabbed a 29-year-old Keansburg woman 12 times while she was in the store shopping with her child.

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 routine bail 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. Haylett also declined comment.

Thomas A. Blasi January 19, 2013 at 06:56 PM
I do not have any additional knowledge of this case other than what is on these boards and in the news. I hold an AA in Social Science and a BA in Psychology but this does not make me an expert in the study of human behavior. I can’t tell you why this individual does such dastardly, heinous things but I do know that he needs to be confined so he cannot hurt others in the future. States, counties, local governments and the federal government needs to address this issue of ‘dangerous individuals’ among us or we and / or our families (and pets) could be next.
Joey Bagdano January 19, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Lets imagine the guy observing the stabbing had a concealed weapon, one less d-bag in the world.
Sal January 20, 2013 at 09:05 AM
Typical White Vs Black Double Standard. A week or so ago a White Police office short a friend of his in his head and killed the guy and the bail was set at just $250,000 Yet when a Black man stabs a woman that did not die as a result__the bail is set at over $1 million. Tyrik S. Haynes age 19 has a long history of mental illness. The real problem is the Judge who released him after he set the cat on fire, when instead he should have been confined to a mental hospital fro evaluation. He, just like Lanza the Newtown school shoter should have been confined long ago to a mental institution ___ yet state governments no longer provide funding for State Mental Hospitals and they closed down the ownes that had. When we try to Spend Less and close down instituions like Marlboro Mental Hospital and then allow the mentally ill to roam the streets___incidents like this will happen over and over again.
Thomas A. Blasi January 20, 2013 at 06:40 PM
I don’t believe that bail is set based on the criteria of color but rather other factors. Suppose the bail was set at say . . . $10,000 and this individual’s family posted the bail money then, this individual would be back out on the street, would you want that, I wouldn’t. I hold an AA in Social Science and a BA in Psychology; as such I am probably more qualified to address the mental health aspect of the above cited posting. Torturing defenseless animals is no doubt a sign of mental illness; I personally believe that every court room should have both a judge AND a psychiatrist to hear each case and after the evidence is presented by the prosecuting attorney, the two professionals should discuss it; is the suspect competent to stand trial, should he / she be placed in prison or a mental institution, should he/she be let out and on the streets among us? But having a Psychiatrist in every court room is expensive and confining dangerously mentally ill individuals to mental hospitals for life such as the individual who shot former president Reagan is prohibitively expensive. And finally we have the fact (which is obvious in some of the above comments) that the average individual is angry and wants not justice but revenge; an ‘eye for an eye’ mentality.
Fred RBPatch January 21, 2013 at 01:29 PM
...take lessons from the middle east, like what?... Cut off a hand for stealing a loaf of bread? Stoning to death for infidelity? Shooting a young girl in the head for wanting education for all girls? Robert, did you take the time to consider the absurdity of what you wrote before you published it? Holy crap, man! We're supposed to be civilized!


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