The case of the man slapping a crying baby aboard a Delta Airlines plane was one of the top stories in Sunday's Daily Mail with reports that the suspect, Joe Rickey Hundey, was fired or resigned from his job.
The Mail reports that Hundley's employer, AGC Aerospace and Defense, says Hundley is no longer employed at the company but the company did not say whether he was fired or resigned.
Hundley, 60, is accused of calling a baby the n-word, then slapping the 19-month-old on a Delta Airlines flight to Atlanta from Minneapolis.
The baby’s mother told ABC News that Hundley was so drunk that he fell on her face and used the n-word in her ear when referring to her adopted son.
Hundley allegedly demanded that the mother of the boy“shut that n****r baby up” before slapping the child in the face. The incident happened on February 8.
The Smoking Gun reports that Hundley has been charged with simple assault. The victims are listed as the mother, Jessica Bennett, 33, and her adopted son Jonah.
Bennett told police that the altitude change made her son cry. She and her son shared a seat. They were on their way to a family funeral.
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The Smoking Gun reports that when the baby continued to cry. 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 boy.
If convicted, Hundley could face a maximum one year in jail. If he did indeed slap the baby and call him the n-word, what do you think Hundley’s penalty should be? Leave you comments below.