posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 09:04 PM
Joe R. Hundley was charged last week in federal court in Atlanta with simple assault for allegedly slapping the 2-year-old boy during the Feb. 8
flight. His attorney, Marcia Shein, of Decatur, Ga., said Saturday that Hundley will plead not guilty. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a year
The boy's mother, Jessica Bennett, 33, told the FBI their flight was on final descent into Atlanta when her 19-month-old son started to cry due to
the altitude change. Hundley "told her to shut that (N-word) baby up," FBI special agent Daron Cheney said in a sworn statement. She said Hundley then
slapped him in the face, scratching the boy below his right eye and causing him to scream even louder.
Bennett and her husband are white, while Jonah, whom they adopted, is black.
Joe Rickey Hundley, Accused Of
Slapping Toddler On Plane Flight, Now Out Of A Job
"He reeked of alcohol," Bennett told KARE-TV. "He was belligerent, and I was uncomfortable." Bennett said she was shocked by the racial slur she
says Hundley used when Jonah started crying. "And I said, `What did you say?' because I couldn't believe that he would say that," she told WCCO-TV.
"He fell onto my face and his mouth was in my ear and he said it again but even more hateful. And he's on my face, so I pushed him away."
What an arrogant and condescending man this is, glad he lost his job.
Just because a person holds such a title doesn't mean that they get a free pass to be a jerk.
He is an embarrassment to the company [not to mention his family] and I'm glad they fired him.
edit on 19-2-2013 by snarky412 because: correct the title......TY