Judge sentences N. Idaho man to 8 months for slapping toddler

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 7:21 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on a flight learned his fate Monday.
 
Joe Rickey Hundley pleaded guilty in October after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. He was sentenced to 8 months in prison by a federal judge.

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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.

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Prosecutors recommended six months in prison, but the judge imposed an 8 month sentence citing a prior criminal conviction for assault.

WATCH: Toddler slapping suspect faces Idaho judge


 

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