Most of us have probably had to suffer on a plane with a wailing child at one time or another. As irritating as it can be, generally people just accept it as a fact of flying and wait it out. 60-year-old Joe Rickey Hundley, faced with this predicament on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta earlier this month, reportedly reacted very differently. The child’s mother, Jessica Bennett, alleges that after an intoxicated Hundley angrily demanded that she “shut that n****r baby up,” he slapped the toddler in the face which left a scratch under his right eye.
Hundley, who is now facing federal assault charges, is pleading not guilty. He has been suspended from his high-level job as the president of Unitech Composites and Structures in Idaho, pending the outcome of the investigation.
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