Sunday, January 20, 2013
A white woman was brutally stabbed in the chest more than a dozen times by a black man while shopping with her infant child at a Bed, Bath & Beyond store
Tyrik Haynes, 19, has been charged with attempted murder in the attack in Middletown, New Jersey and held on $1 million bail. He had previously been charged with torturing a cat. Haynes rushed upon Kerri Dalton, 29, with no warning as she pushed her son's stroller through the store. The teenager then stabbed Dalton repeatedly in the chest, puncturing both her lungs. Incredibly, she still managed to dial 911 for help. Dalton experienced significant blood loss and was airlifted from the Middletown store to Jersey Shore Medical Center where she was stabilized. Haynes was charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. This isn't his first brush with the law. In December 2012, Haynes was charged with animal cruelty for setting a cat on fire on Christmas Eve. The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said that Haynes was charged with using a lighter and aerosol spray to ignite the box while the animal was inside. The cat escaped but was later found dead from its injuries. Haynes is due in municipal court for that crime on February 11, 2013.