Sentencing

Man Gets 8 Months in Prison for Slapping Crying Toddler on a Plane

Also used racial slur

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A man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison.

Joe Rickey Hundley was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in October after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy, who's black, and hit him under the eye as the flight from Minneapolis descended to the Atlanta airport last February.