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Exec accused of slapping toddler on flight loses job
Exec accused of slapping toddler on flight loses job

A company president accused of slapping a crying child on a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta has been let go, a spokesman for his parent company confirmed to The Associated Press Sunday. Joe Rickey Hundley, president of Unitech Composites and Structures in Hayden, Idaho, faces a federal assault charge after he allegedly slapped the 2-year-old when his mother was unable to quiet the child as their plane approached Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Feb. 8, according to federal criminal complaint. Hundley, 60, has denied the allegation and also denied the mother’s claim that he used a racial slur before striking the child. "We are taking this matter seriously," Al Haase,...

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