Man who slapped baby on plane to be sentenced
A man who pleaded guilty slapping a crying toddler on a Delta airline flight is due in federal court today for sentencing.
Joe Rickey Hundley, who is white, pleaded guilty in October after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Prosecutors say Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy, who’s black, and then hit him under the right eye as the flight from Minneapolis began its descent to the Atlanta airport last February.
The misdemeanor simple assault charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to a year and a fine of up to $100,000.
Prosecutors are seeking a verdict of six months in prison, but Hundley has the right to argue for a lower sentence.
What’s a sufficient sentence for Hundley’s actions?
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