Saturday, February 16, 2013
Angry Man Slaps Crying Black Baby On Board Plane.. Calls The baby "Ni**a"
The case of a man slapping a crying baby and calling the child the n-word is making headlines in the UK Saturday.
The Daily Mail’s headline reads, “ Company president, 60, 'slaps 19-month-old toddler in the face on a plane and tells his mother to ''shut that n****r baby up'“Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, accused of racially abusing, then striking the 19-month-old infant on a flight to Atlanta”
The baby’s mother told authorities she believes Hundley was drunk. Hundley allegedly demanded that the mother of the 19-month old child “shut that n****r baby up” before slapping the child in the face. The incident happened on February 8. The flight was en-route from Minneapolis to Atlanta.
The Smoking Gun reports that Hundley has been charged with simple assault after the alleged crime against against Jessica Bennett, 33, and her son Jonah.
Bennett told police that the altitude change made her son cry. She and her adopted son shared a seat. They were on their way to a family funeral.
The Smoking Gun reports that Hundley then 'turned around and slapped' the toddler in the face 'with an open hand, which caused the juvenile victim to scream even louder.'
The child was left with a scratch below his right eye, the SG reports.
Hundley says he did ask the mother to keep the child quiet but he denies using the racial slur and he denies slapping the baby.
If convicted, Hundley could face a maximum one year in jail. If he did what he is accused of dong, what do you think Hundley’s penalty should be? Leave you comments below.
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