BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man will likely spend the rest of of his life in prison for repeatedly whipping, burning, cutting and choking his girlfriend over a 10-month period.
Kaiden Haynes, 28, was sentenced virtually Thursday by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges.
According to prosecutors, Haynes' brutal reign of terror began in May 2018, about two months after he moved into the victim's apartment where she lived with her 10-year-old son.
Investigators say Haynes intended to seriously or permanently disfigure his girlfriend, and went to great lengths to do so. On multiple occasions, he also wrapped an HDMI cable around her throat, causing her to pass out.
The victim's young son was not immune to the abuse either. Prosecutors say Haynes used household objects to injure both his girlfriend and her son, and would force the victim to hit her son and the child to hit his mother.
A jury found Haynes guilty in March on all 14 counts against him, including multiple accounts of assault, strangulation and endangering the welfare of a child.
During his sentencing Thursday, Haynes pleaded guilty to yet another crime - second-degree harassment. He admitted to throwing urine in the face of a deputy at the Erie County Holding Center following his conviction.
Judge Haendiges issued a no-contact order of protection on behalf of the victim and her son that will be in effect until January 2097.
Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence and in need of help can call 2-1-1 or 1-888-696-9211.