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A Buffalo man convicted of torturing his girlfriend by repeatedly whipping, burning and strangling her has been sentenced to 70 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Kaiden Haynes, 28, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in March for what a prosecutor called “unspeakable violence” he doled out to a Buffalo woman and her son after moving into their apartment in March 2018.
Two months later, Haynes started terrorizing the pair by repeatedly whipping, beating and strangling the woman, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said.
On several occasions, Haynes wrapped an HDMI audio/video cable around the woman’s throat, knocking her unconscious and injuring her neck, Flynn said.
“This is one of the most egregious cases of abuse that has been prosecuted by my office,” the prosecutor said in a statement. “The victim and her son suffered unspeakable violence at the hands of this defendant.”
Haynes also abused the woman and her son with various household objects, including a broom and a shovel, the Buffalo News reports.
Prosecutors said Haynes’ attacks on the pair further included rubbing alcohol and disinfectant spray, which he used to burn the woman, and hitting her son with the handle of a refrigerator.
“I have never seen a case as this one,” said Erie County Prosecutor Holly Tucker, who characterized Haynes as a “monster,” according to the Buffalo News.
Haynes, who was arrested in January 2019, had faced up to 97 years in prison. He was sentenced Thursday via video and was also ordered by a judge to have no contact with the victims until January 2097, prosecutors said.
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