Bed Bath & Beyond stabbing: Young mom recovering as suspect’s allegedly violent past emerges

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 19:15:55-05

The Bed Bath & Beyond in Middletown, N.J. was back to normal Friday, a day after a 19-year-old man allegedly  ambushed and knifed  a young mom multiple times in the back with a knife at the store.

“I was in total shock,” said Cecilia Protentis, a neighbor of the 29-year-old mother, Kerri Dalton.  The neighbor said Dalton and her husband were over the moon after a recent arrival.

“She was very nice, she just had a baby.”

As for the suspect, Tyrik Haynes, disturbing signs of violence were alleged to have emerged last month, when  Middletownship police arrested him after torturing a cat, a brown tabby  in the woods after adopting it at this Petco.’

He allegedly ambushed the young mom as she shopped for household supplies with her baby, who was not hurt. Dalton is reportedly in critical but stable condition.