An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.
Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, surrendered in that state, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta. He was charged with assaulting a minor, stemming from a February 8 incident aboard the Delta flight to Atlanta.
His attorney, Marcia Shein, has said her client is being unfairly portrayed.
“This has escalated into a racist issue and I want to be clear he is not a racist,” Shein said.
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