WalMart Assault Case: Jury Finds Simmons Guilty

1:42 PM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
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BATAVIA, N.Y. - The jury in the case against Jacquetta Simmons accused of assaulting a Walmart greeter has found her guilty.

Jacquetta Simmons, 26 was accused of hitting the greeter at the Batavia Walmart on Christmas Eve in 2011.

On Thursday, the jury watched surveillance video from the store.

The video shows the greeter being punched and landing on the ground. Simmons claims the punch was actually an inadvertent motion of her arm.

Another camera view shows Simmons allegedly trying to flee the area with another person, but being quickly surrounded by employees and patrons of the store.

Simmons is one of the first people charged under the state's "Granny Law" that calls for harsher penalties against people convicted of assault against victims who are 65 years of age or older.

Simmons remains out on bail pending her sentencing November 14.

She could face anywhere from probation to seven-years behind bars.   Her attorney says he will appeal the verdict.

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