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.