Feds: man to plead guilty in toddler slapping case
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joe Rickey Hundley is expected to appear in a Federal court on Thursday on misdemeanor assault charges.
By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a plane will plead guilty.
email from federal prosecutors did not say what charge Joe Rickey
Hundley will plead guilty to during a Wednesday afternoon hearing. He
faces a misdemeanor simple assault charge in the February incident.
His trial had been set to begin Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.
say Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy and
then hit him under the right eye as the flight from Minneapolis began
its descent to the Atlanta airport.
Hundley lived in Idaho at the time but has since moved to North Carolina.
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