Published On: Tue, Jan 22nd, 2013

New Jersey teen, Tyrik Haynes, stabs woman, Kerri Dalton, 20 times at Bed Bath & Beyond

There was savage stabbing of a mom at a Bed Bath & Beyond in a New Jersey mall allegedly by a teen who’s also accused of torching a cat last month.

Tyrik Haynes Facebook photo

Tyrik Haynes Facebook photo

Tyrik Haynes, 18, stabbed Kerri Dalton, 29, more than 20 times as she shopped for curtains and wheeled her infant in a stroller in the Middletown store Thursday, police said.

Dalton was found soaked in blood and with two punctured lungs after managing to call 911.

Haynes, of Middletown Township, was charged with attempted murder, child endangerment and weapon possession.

The Middletown HS North graduate had been previously charged with burning an adopted cat to death with a makeshift torch on Christmas Eve, police said.

Dalton is improving at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune but listed as critical.

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.

No plea was entered at the initial hearing.

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