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Toddler Slapped by Passenger on Plane

10:41 AM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis mother of a boy allegedly slapped by a passenger aboard an Atlanta-bound flight says the toddler has now become apprehensive of strangers.

Jessica Bennett told authorities that Joe Hundley slapped her two-year-old boy in the face and called him a racial slur when the child was crying on a flight from Minneapolis on Feb. 8.

In a statement provided to KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/YyjZ58), Bennett says the family has a lot of questions about how the 60-year-old passenger could get so out of control. She says it's caused emotional trauma to the entire family.

Hundley faces a federal charge of simple assault. Hundley's attorney, Marcia Shein, said Saturday he will plead not guilty.

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