VIDEO: Man sentenced to 8 months in prison for slapping toddler in face on flight
POSTED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 3:54pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:48am
NBC — Monday, a federal judge today sentenced an Idaho man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight last February.
60-year-old Joe Rickey Hundley was sentenced to serve eight months in federal prison.
Hundley pleaded guilty in October to slapping the 19-month-old boy in the face during a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta.
Hundley's attorney blamed the incident on his alcoholism.
The former aerospace executive apologized to the child's mother in court.