A 19-month-old boy who was allegedly slapped by another passenger on an airplane.
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TODAY   |  February 18, 2013

Man allegedly slaps toddler, utters racial slur during flight

Joe Rickey Hundley has lost his job as an aerospace and defense executive after he allegedly slapped a crying 19-month-old boy during a flight, and the tot’s mom says the man appeared to be intoxicated. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports

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>>> lost his job after being charged with slapping a toddler on a minneapolis to atlanta flight. accused of hitting the 2-year-old and calling him a racial slur. the boy's mother says he appeared to be intoxicated on the flight and lashed out at their baby when he started to cry. his attorney says he will plead not guilty to the federal assault charge.