National

Executive, charged with slapping baby on Delta flight, loses job

[youtube id=”KelDQj_6P7Y” width=”620″ height=”360″]

By Matt Pearce

February 18, 2013, 5:42 p.m.

 Rough flight.

A 60-year-old business executive accused of drunkenly slapping a 2-year-old and referring to him with a racial slur has been fired, according to a statement issued Sunday by his company.

Joe Rickey Hundley faces a federal charge for simple assault on a minor during a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Feb. 8.

Hundley, president of Unitech Composites and Structures, an Idaho-based aerospace construction company, was sitting next to Jessica Bennett, 33, and her son Jonah, identified in court documents as JS, who began to cry as the plane descended into Atlanta.

According to a probable cause statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hundley “told her to shut that [‘N word’] baby up.”

Bennett said Hundley “then turned around and slapped [JS] in the face with an open hand, which caused the juvenile victim to scream even louder,” at which point other passengers came to her aid.

She said Hundley’s slap scratched her son beneath the eye. Another passenger, Todd Wooten, told investigators he heard “derogatory language” and saw Hundley slap the boy.

 

Read More: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-hundley-baby-plane-20130218,0,7100873.story

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker