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Another horrific story of violence, this time the maniac used a knife to assault an innocent new mother. in New Jersey. Kerri Dalton, 29, was stabbed in the chest dozens of times by a stranger who rushed up to her with no warning using a knife. She received punctures in both her lungs and remains in critical but stable condition. Thankfully her infant was unaharmed and the sociopath was captured.
Unfortunately because of lax law enforcement the assailant, Tyrik Haynes, 19, was free to walk the streets after already facing charges of setting a cat on fire last month on Christmas Eve.
“This kid went out and burnt a cat in the woods, they found him and charged him, and yet
they didn’t do a psych evaluation on him or anything to keep him from hurting anybody else.
They just let him go home,” Dwyer said. “The problem is the system. It’s not the people.”
Why they ever let a maniac like this free after torturing and killing a helpless animal is beyond me, but this is one example of our lax laws allowing dangerous people to roam the streets. Most psychiatrists have warned and have said those who harm animals are prone to harm people next. Jeffery Dahmer, a serial killer used to kill animals as a teen, grew up to kill people and became a cannibal.
While President Obama seeks to find a cure to gun violence by passing more gun control laws that likely won’t be enforced, the problem is greater than guns or the weapon of choice. The problem is violent, evil people, who are often mentally ill and unfit for civilized society.
Until we start enforcing the laws we have, identify these people and keep them away from society we will continue to have these senseless acts of violence. Other violent behavior is primarily caused by people seeking acceptance, who live in poverty, come from broken families, use drugs, become involved in gangs and lack morals. While no law is a cure all, enforcing the laws we have in place would reduce a lot of the criminal violence we have now. In addition, stopping the cyle of cultural decay in our families is another way to lessen poverty, divorce and drug use which leads to violence.
Again, if the store had armed security or a good samaritan with a concealed gun were on the scene the assailant might have been stopped before he was able to continue stabbing her so many times. However, thanks to ‘strict gun control laws’ in New Jersey, the public is not allowed to carry concealed weapons for self protection or defense.
Attacked: Kerri Dalton was brutally stabbed over a dozen times while shopping with her infant son in a New Jersey Bed, Bath & Beyond
A woman was brutally stabbed in the chest more than a dozen times while shopping with her infant child at a Bed, Bath & Beyond store on Thursday evening.
Tyrik Haynes, 19, was charged with attempted murder in the attack in Middletown, New Jersey on Friday and held on $1 million bail. He had previously been charged with torturing a cat.
Haynes allegedly rushed upon Kerri Dalton, 29, with no warning as she pushed her son’s stroller through the store.
Tyrik Haynes was charged with attempted murder, child endangerment, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in his first court appearance on Friday.
The teenager then allegedly 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.
She remains in critical condition. Kerri’s husband, Roger Dalton, told CBS on Friday: ‘She’s holding up, she’s strong, she’s a fighter, she’s my best friend.’
‘I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers,’ Mr Dalton continued.
‘She’s a newborn mother; thank God the baby wasn’t touched,’ he added. ‘This guy came out of nowhere and I love my wife.’
The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told Asbury Park Press 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.
Workers at the Petco on the same strip as the Bed, Bath & Beyond where Kerri Dalton was stabbed told reporters that Haynes often went into the store to stare at the animals.
Clinical psychologist Dr Bart Rossi told CBS that cruelty to animals is often a prelude to violence against humans.
‘This is not the result of a couple of bad days or a bad month. This is someone that’s developed personality problems over time,’ Rossi said.
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