White Man Who Slapped Black Baby In The Face To Plead Guilty
Some form of justice may finally be served sooner than later in the case of a white man who slapped a black 1-year-old child in the face during a flight earlier this year.
via NY Post
A man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a plane will plead guilty, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
An email from federal prosecutors did not say what charge Joe Rickey Hundley will plead guilty to during an afternoon hearing. He faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in the February incident.
Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy and then hit him under the right eye as the flight from Minneapolis began its descent to the Atlanta airport, authorities have said.
At the beginning of the flight, Hundley pressed the call button and asked a flight attendant about the airline’s policy regarding “lap children,” prosecutors said in a filing. The way he asked the question made it clear he was unhappy about the child’s presence, prosecutors wrote.
As the plane descended into Atlanta, the child started crying. Hundley leaned over to Bennett and “told her to shut that (N-word) baby up,” according to a sworn statement from an FBI agent who investigated the incident.
Hundley then slapped the child in the face, leaving a scratch below his right eye, the FBI agent’s statement says.
“He reeked of alcohol,” Jessica Bennett [the child’s mother] told KARE-TV in mid-February. “He was belligerent, and I was uncomfortable.”
His trial had been set to begin Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.
Sounds like this scumbag will definitely have his day in court.