NY woman resentenced for decking Walmart worker

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Posted: Jan 14, 2014 9:19 AM

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman has been given a court-ordered one-year sentence for punching a 70-year-old cashier at a western New York Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve 2011.

The Daily News of Batavia reports (http://bit.ly/1d3gaLK ) Jacquetta Simmons was resentenced Monday after a state appeals court earlier this month ruled that her original five-year state prison sentence was too harsh. She'll serve a one-year term in a county jail with credit for time already served.

Simmons was convicted in August 2012 of assault for punching Wal-Mart cashier Grace Suozzi after she asked to see a receipt for merchandise Simmons was carrying out of the Batavia store on the morning of Dec. 24, 2011.

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Police say the punch knocked the cashier to the ground and caused fractures to the side of her face.


Information from: The Daily News, http://www.batavianews.com