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Man accused of slapping Mpls. toddler has lost his job

  • Associated Press
  • February 17, 2013 - 10:54 PM

The man charged with slapping a toddler during a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.

Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, of Hayden, Idaho, is no longer an employee of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, said Daniel Keeny of DPK Public Relations.

In a statement Sunday, Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC, didn't refer to Hundley by name but said that reports of an executive's behavior were "offensive and disturbing" and that he was "no longer employed with the company." The statement did not say whether the executive quit or was fired.

Hundley was charged with assault last week after he was accused of slapping the 2-year-old son of Minneapolis resident Jessica Bennett and calling him a racial slur during the Feb. 8 flight.

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