Man has been in prison for 70 years after stabbing and strangling his girlfriend and her 10-year-old son before they had to fight each other in the ‘worst case of abuse’ prosecutor says she has ever seen
- 28-year-old Kadien Haynes from Buffalo, New York was sentenced to 70 years in prison
- Prosecutor said this was the “worst case of domestic violence” she had ever seen
- The judge said Haynes’s “cruelty” was “shockingly bad” and “twisted.”
- Haynes was convicted of attacking his girlfriend with a broom, shovel and knife – he also tried to suffocate her with a cable
- He also tortured her with rubbing alcohol and disinfectant before letting her 10-year-old son fight each other
A man convicted of assault and strangulation after torturing his girlfriend and her son for nearly a year has been imprisoned for 70 years.
A prosecutor in the case of 28-year-old Kadien Haynes of Buffalo, New York said this was the worst domestic violence case she had ever seen in her 22-year career.
Haynes attacked his girlfriend with a knife, shovel and broom and also choked her with a cable.
The court heard how he would also torture her with rubbing alcohol and antiseptic before forcing her and her 10-year-old son to hit each other.
Haynes also hit the boy with the handle of a refrigerator.
Deborah Haendiges, the New York State Supreme Court judge, said the atrocity as described in court “shockingly bad” and “twisted”.
“I have never seen such a serious case like this,” said Prosecutor Holly Tucker, who said the abuse occurred over a ten-month period between March 2018 and January 2019, before Haynes was finally arrested.
Tucker, chief of the domestic violence agency at Erie County prosecutor, has been a prosecutor for 22 years.
She called Haynes “a monster” and asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence allowed and to serve prison terms for each charge separately and not simultaneously.
Judge Deborah A. Haendiges, on the left, said it showed “incredible courage” that both the girlfriend and son testified at the trial. Meanwhile, right-wing Holly Tucker, who runs the domestic violence agency and has been a prosecutor for 22 years, said, “I’ve never seen a case as serious as this.”
Judge Haendiges justified the long sentence based on the “tremendous grief and suffering” of both victims and Haynes’s lack of repentance.
She also said she wanted to ensure that Haynes “never gets a chance to prey or torture anyone again.”
The woman and her son both testified at the trial. Judge Haendiges said it showed “unbelievable courage” and she admitted to being surprised that the victims could come out of “this pattern of torture” and end up “not dead.”
Haynes’ trial lasted two weeks. He was found guilty by a jury of all 11 crimes and three criminal charges.
Haynes attorneys say a plea deal was discussed under which he would have been sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment for pleading guilty, but would not agree to the offer.
Instead, he was sentenced to 7×0 years by video conference after being convicted in March.
Haynes was convicted of a two-time upbreak of 25 years for the first-degree sexual assault conviction with 10 consecutive seven-year sentences beginning simultaneously with the first-degree attack.
Haynes was previously convicted of attempted second degree robbery in May 2012, according to the Buffalo News.