Man Slaps Toddler; Uses Racial Slur (with Photos & Video)

By Nina Settappa

February 18, 2013 Updated Feb 18, 2013 at 8:35 AM EST

UNDATED (www.incnow.tv) – A man who allegedly slapped a toddler on a plane during a flight now faces assault charges.

Jessica Bennett and her son, 19 month old Jonah, were flying to Atlanta over the weekend. They shared a row with 60 year old Joe Hundley. She says Hundley reeked of alcohol and continued to drink on board.

As the plane descended, Jonah got fussy which apparently set Hundley off. According to court documents, he called the toddler a racial slur and struck him across the eye. Hundley’s attorney says her client will plead not guilty to the federal assault charges.

Hundley could face up to one year in jail.

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