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Passenger who allegedly slapped baby and called him ‘N*gger’ arrested, fired from job [UPDATE]

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A Minneapolis woman says her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and calling him a racial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight.

The boy’s mother, Jessica Bennett, said in a statement Saturday that her son has become “apprehensive to strangers” since the Feb. 8 flight from Minneapolis.

Joe Rickey Hundley, of Hayden, Idaho, has been charged with simple assault. His attorney said he will plead not guilty.

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Bennett, 33, told authorities her son was crying as the Delta Air Lines flight prepared for landing. Hundley, 60, was sitting next to her and slapped the boy in his face, causing a scratch under his right eye, she said.Hundley “told her to shut that (N-word) baby up,” FBI special agent Daron Cheney said in a sworn statement. “Ms. Bennett received assistance from several people on the plane.”Watch news video here:Bennett said the infant began crying louder after he was hit.“Hundley’s comments w
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MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis woman says her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and calling him a racial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight.

The boy’s mother, Jessica Bennett, said in a statement Saturday that her son has become “apprehensive to strangers” since the Feb. 8 flight from Minneapolis.

Joe Rickey Hundley, of Hayden, Idaho, has been charged with simple assault. His attorney said he will plead not guilty.

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Bennett, 33, told authorities her son was crying as the Delta Air Lines flight prepared for landing. Hundley, 60, was sitting next to her and slapped the boy in his face, causing a scratch under his right eye, she said.Hundley “told her to shut that (N-word) baby up,” FBI special agent Daron Cheney said in a sworn statement. “Ms. Bennett received assistance from several people on the plane.”Watch news video here:Bennett said the infant began crying louder after he was hit.“Hundley’s comments were racist and hateful,” Bennett said in a statement to KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/YyjZ58 ). “The family has numerous questions about how a passenger could get so violently out of control as to assault a toddler.”Hundley was suspended from his job as president of Unitech Composites and Structures, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported (http://bit.ly/Xg2aJQ ).Al Haase, president and chief executive of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group – Unitech’s parent company – said the firm was taking the matter seriously.“In accordance with our company’s personal conduct policy, we have suspended the employee pending investigation,” Haase said in a statement.

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