ATLANTA -- A former Idaho man has pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault for slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight.
Joe Rickey Hundley entered the guilty plea Wednesday after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
His trial had been set to start in Atlanta today.
The misdemeanor simple assault charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to a year and a fine of up to $100,000.
Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of six months in prison.