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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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Earlier:

  • 'Middletown Is a Safe Place' Say Shoppers and Merchants
  • Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing (UPDATE)
  • Woman Stabbed Multiple Times in Middletown Bed Bath & Beyond

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Anita January 20, 2013 at 05:37 AM
No, he was not high.. WHat happened is that the system failed to help when his mother tried over and over again to get him help. But because he is an adult every turn she took she was turned away. The system failed. I am so sad for both the victim and the accused. I am so sick over this.
Anita January 20, 2013 at 05:38 AM
no he didn't plan it... he is mentally ill.
Anita January 20, 2013 at 05:42 AM
People only see one side to every story.. what happened is that the system failed to help his mother help him when she was looking for help. Her son has a problem and the SYSTME FAILED. That is what happened.
Anita January 20, 2013 at 05:45 AM
I agree with you. EXACTLY... his mom did try getting him help and the SYSTEM FAILED!!!! I am so sad for both involved...
Anita January 20, 2013 at 05:46 AM
You are 100% right!!!! Exactly my words.. The system failed him..
california January 20, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Mentally ill or not, if it was a defenseless black woman attacked by some white trash 18yr old man sharpton and the rest of the idiots would be screaming for race justice and you all know its true. Whens the last time any large group of white supporters rioted or rallied in support of violence towards a white person?? Never, why? Because white peope are afraid to be called bigots, but the blacks can get away with it and do, nobody will say a word. You righteous fools can say what you want but you know it's true. You dont want the finger of racism pointed at you. Look at the crime and violence in predominately black towns, much different than the suburbs isnt it. This is why peoe are outraged that the low income housing is here because it atteacts the animals from those areas, not say all of those people are not hard working, but the rest bring their animal like behaviour here. Nobody ever pointed out that the POS who murdered white Lynn Moretti a few months ago was black. Once again, white people are sheep, afraid to speak up because of the past of slavery. Get over it, it was a loookoong time ago and our generation has nothing to do with it, yetwe sit in silence while our people suffer.
Jeff January 20, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Sounds like you're the racist one who's hating. There's absolutely no indication that he selected her because of her race, yet your twisted mind has to go there. YOU need help!
christine January 20, 2013 at 02:55 PM
I agree,I totally think this was just a random act of violence,nothing to do with race..I also want to say I am really sick of hearing how "the system failed" this monster..I'm sure to ruffle feather and tick people off but so be it BUT when I was 19 my parents knew what shenanigans I was up to before my feet hit the floor! And seriously,you're kid was just arrested for torturing and burning a cat alive on Christmas and you do not take him to the nearest mental ward OR call police and tell them to lock him up? I'm sorry maybe I'm naive but I think it is a parents job to raise and look after your kid and not the systems job..I'm sure Mom tried to do something,she would have to be as bad as him if she didn't but I really find it hard to believe that a 19 year old animal abuser and soon to be murderer could not have gotten some kind of help or the good butt kicking he needed from someone..Maybe I'm still living in the past but thats just my opinion.
Marlboro male January 20, 2013 at 05:19 PM
How naive you are. It's a virtual certainty that when it is white on black, hate crime charges will be brought by virtue of the races involved alone. You never hear about it the other way around even though 90% of interracial crime is black on white. The whole concept of "hate crimes" is absurd because it only serves to further differentiate us by race, rather than make us a colorblind society. Your reaction to the valid point I made shows that you may be the one who has issues with race.
Marlboro male January 20, 2013 at 05:24 PM
You make a good point Christine. In a saner time, people like this we institutionalized where they couldn't hurt law abiding citizens. Also, parents were allowed to discipline their children so when they became adults, they knew how to act in civilized society OR they were removed from society. Now, political correctness idiocy mainstreams mentally unstable people into society and discipline has been replaced with BS "timeouts"
Nancy Davis January 20, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I said earlier, there were serious gaps in the system but systems can't fail - people fail to use the system. Insurance coverage for example, is just that - INSURANCE - so if you don't have mental health coverage then either get it or be prepared to pay out of pocket. You only get coverage for what YOU pay for - so that's no excuse. There are plenty of mental health social service programs if you put the effort into looking for them. Clearly, if someone is torching a living animal they need help.
Nancy Davis January 20, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Having babies is a responsbility not a right and our society has forgotten that. People don't want to be responsible for raising their own children. That's why our school taxes are out of hand. We expect the schools to educate, teach manners, life lessons etc. Its become ridiculous.
having a heart January 20, 2013 at 06:39 PM
So, its not the weapons, its the person holding it, insanity! My heart goes out to the family
ResidentM January 20, 2013 at 08:39 PM
That's my point. He is mentally ill. The Judge should have recognized that and had him put away for evaluation. You can still "plan" being mentally ill. I believe he planned out adopting the cat and tortured it. The same way he walked around the property and planned out his attack. Sure, it was not the human that people may have known, he was in a mental state that is not humane. He needs psychiatric help and should have been obvious before the recent attack on a defenseless young woman.
Nancy Davis January 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM
The weapons don't do damage on their own.
christine January 21, 2013 at 02:48 PM
A gun sitting on a shelf does not fire itself..Someone has to pick it up and use it..Duh
Jim January 21, 2013 at 03:59 PM
It's that damn 1%, at it again.
JOHN SMITH January 21, 2013 at 05:40 PM
LETS START WITH THE JUDGE WHO LET THIS MENTALY DISABLED MAN OUT OF JAIL AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR TORCHING AND KILLING THE CAT. SOMEONE NEEDS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE. BECAUSE IN LESS THAN A MONTH HE STABS THIS BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE BACK MORE THAN ONCE. THIS MENTALY DISABLED MAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO LOWER LEVEL ONE AT RIVERVIEW AND HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELD THERE TILL HIS COURT DATE FOR KILLING THE CAT. THERE HE COULD HAVE BEEN EVALUATED AND AT THAT COURT DATE THE DOCTORS COULD HAVE GIVEN THERE OPINION ON HIS RELEASE. THUS AVOIDING THE CARNAGE AT BED BATH & BEYOND. THE OTHER FACT IS THAT PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO INTERVENE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS BECAUSE THE GOVERMENT DOES NOT WANT US TO PROTECT OURSELVES. AS STATISTICS GO THE INCIDENT IS OVER BY THE TIME POLICE ARE NOTIFIED. .
JOHN SMITH January 21, 2013 at 05:40 PM
THE POLICE ARE ACTUALY THE SECOND RESPONDERS UNLESS THEY SEE THE CRIME HAPPENING IN FRONT OF THEM. THE BYSTANDERS IN THE STORE OR SEE AN INCIDENT HAPPEN ARE THE FIRST RESPONDERS. IF THE GOVERMENT WOULD ALLOW LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN STABBED ONLY ONCE BEFORE HE WAS CONFRONT WITH A LAW ABIDING PERSON CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON. WHEN A DRUNK DRIVER OR A PERSON KILLS SOMEONE WITH A CAR THEY DO NOT BAN CARS THEY FINE OR IMPRISON THE PERSON. THERE ARE MORE DEATHS BY KNIVES THAN GUNS BUT YET DO THEY BAN KNIVES NO THEY GO AFTER THE PERSON WHO IS DOING THE STABBING. THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT GUNS BECAUSE THEY WANT ALL THE CITIZENS TO RELY ON THE GOVERMENT FOR HELP. WHICH NEVER COMES IN TIME. THIS COUNTRY IS ON A DOWNWARD SPIRAL FOR GUN OWNERS IT IS ALL A BIG MONEY GRAB. IF I WAS AT THE STORE I WOULD HAVE INTERVINED EVEN THOUGH I AM NOT ARMED. I WOULD HAVE PICKED SOMETHING UP IN THAT STORE TO HIT HIM WITH AND IF I DID GET STABBED AT LEAST HE WAS NOT STABBING THAT POOR WOMAN. INCIDENTS LIKE THIS COULD BE MINIMIZED IF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WERE ALLOWED TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS
marylou January 21, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Christine and Marlboro male,do you realize that some some forms of mental illness do not present themselves until the person is in their late teens or early twenties.This guy's ;problems may having nothing to do with his upbringing all.Some people are just not wired right.
marylou January 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Again,my dear,we have always had black people in Middletown.We have always had poor people,black and white,here as well.It's not about race.It's not about income.It's about mental illness.You are a pathetic,racist bigot,IMO.If you don't like it here,please feel free to move to a higher income area with fewer black people,if you can find one.
JK January 22, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Would love to have an Irish conversation with this scumbag who stabbed this poor mother 12x in front of her baby and burned to death an innocent cat.
Theresa January 22, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Oh my goodness. You are so right. This sick kid is someones child. A sick child who clearly needed help. The system failed him, his parents and the community. Lets put the blame where it belongs. This kid should have in in a hospital getting the treatment he was in dire need of last month and who knows how much longer. The cat thing was the screams for help. People heard, the system didn't. Such a trafgedy for everyone involved.
Jackie Everitt January 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Can someone please point me to the article that his Mother tried to get him help?
Kathy Giaquinto January 22, 2013 at 06:38 PM
The didnt have the cat - he was only picked up on a 3rd party complaint. The animal police in this county are overly aggressive (they are like gestapo - who cares about animals we should put that guy amato in charge of the regular police) if they could have put him away they would have. You need to read news in places other than the patch to get any pertinient information. The patch is great for arguing in the comment section though.
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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