Baby slapper headed to the slammer
By Grayson Thagard
updated 7:32 AM EST, Tue January 07, 2014
Joe Rickey Hundley, who struck a crying 2-year-old on a plane, sentenced to 8 months in prison
Prosecutors: Hundley called child the 'n-word' & hit him
The man who slapped a crying baby on a plane will spend eight months in federal prison.
Joe Hundley was sentenced yesterday in Atlanta.
Prosecutors recommended six-months, but the judge tacked on two more because of a prior record.
Prosecutors said Hundley called the 19-month-old a racial slur before hitting him last February.
His lawyer says Hundley was distraught, and grieving, over the health of his son, at the time.