Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing (UPDATE)

Authorities say the victim did not know 19-year old Tyrik Haynes, who was charged with stabbing her.

Update, 1 p.m.: This story was updated with additional information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.


JERSEY SHORE -- A Keansburg woman was pushing a child in a stroller as she shopped in the Middletown Bed Bath & Beyond when she was stabbed 12 times, according to authorities.

The victim did not know 19-year-old Tyrik S. Haynes, the Middletown man accused of trying to kill her Thursday afternoon, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) spokesperson Charles Webster said.

Middletown police received multiple 911 calls reporting the incident around 4:09 p.m. on Thursday.

The 29-year-old victim was identified by CBS News as Kerri Dalton. She was transported by medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center after the attack, which resulted in both of her lungs being punctured, according to CBS News. The MCPO release said she is listed in critical but stable condition.

Haynes faces charges of attempted murder, endangering the welfare of a child and weapons possession, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office. He was remanded to Monmouth County Correctional Institution with bail set at $1,050,000 and no option to post 10 percent of the bond.

Haynes was arrested last month after allegedly lighting a cat on fire on Christmas Eve, according to an Asbury Park Press report.

Haynes was scheduled to appear before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Thomas Scully at 1:30 p.m.

Publius January 24, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Drugs? Mental illness? Parental nurture? Environment? Society? Are we jumping to excuses already? Let's consider accountability. He did it and should be [pick your description: punished or rehabilitated, or society should be able to pursue some retribution and/or deterrent]. There is evil in this world and ignoring or denying it won't make it go away. Instead of focusing on banning implements, how about promoting morals, ethics, civic responsibility - issues we've stripped from our schools because of some misguided attempt to appease a very small, but very vocal, minority and apply a twisted reading of our founding documents and the Constitution.
albert j rieder January 29, 2013 at 02:50 AM
was that a fully automatic knife? it went "off" more than 10 times. A ban on any knife capable of being used to stab someone 10 or more times. AN Assault knife!, was it scary looking? did it have any military characteristics?
KB January 29, 2013 at 07:40 AM
High school drop out, single parent in the home. Mom pretty sure noticed something was wrong with her demon posses son at an early age. And ignored all the teacher parent conference meetings. And was also one mimicking not my son, not my baby. Me personally don't give him any medicine for crazy people, let him get the crap beat out of him. For the parent you should have got help long time ago. My son stole at a very young age. 14 I took him to jail, punished him big time and the fact I was a single parent. I got him a mentor he's 22 and doing just fine now working and thank me for what I did. To this animal parent (s) show the mutt tough love ignore Phone calls , avoid going too see him.
Reds January 30, 2013 at 01:20 PM
There are a lot of comments about low income housing on this forum, so I would like to give my 2 cent opinion. In my town we have insane taxes and a section of low income housing. A majority of this housing gets handed down to family members that do not need it. So if a single household with children get it (and obviously need it), years later when the housing is no longer needed, they hold on to it and pass it on to their kids that own fancy cars, sell drugs or rent it out for profit to illegals etc.... We have a whole section of drug addicts and prostitutes that live in them now, amongst all the hard working families with children that NEED low income housing. This type of housing needs to be seen as temporary and watched and checked on. It's amazing how hard working and TAX paying citizens are more monitored than the people that mooch off the system and abuse it. All you liberals are a joke, this nation is a mess. We have people that aspire to nothing and just have kids to collect welfare and create generations of low life's.
Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Reds, I agree with you. There are many available jobs but the people on welfare and collecting unemployment DON'T want to work. They actually get more handed to them that way. They will get reduced housing, food stamps and utility assistance. WHY WORK - they say. The difference here is middle income and high income people have to work to support their lifestyle. They do not qualify for assistance. Low income or no income that live in reduced housing, collecting welfare, food stamps etc. do not work. That is how they can collect from the state. For all the liberals out there that are definitely going to disagree. These are facts not opinions. Open up the paper, go on employment websites. There are jobs and all sorts of jobs. Please note that I am NOT saying that all people in reduced housing do not work. But the ones that are collecting and receiving assistance do not. That is the only way they are eligible. So before you retaliate and post, check your facts. I have already. PS - reduced housing - rentals, also do not pay taxes to their town. Owners of homes do pay taxes to their town.


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