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NEW: Man accused of using racial epithet against toddler "is not a racist," lawyer says

Joe Rickey Hundley is accused of slapping a crying 19-month-old on an airline flight

Passengers say Hundley also used a racial epithet to describe the boy

Attorney for parents say they have not yet decided if they'll sue

An Idaho man has been charged with assaulting a minor after he allegedly uttered a racial slur and slapped a 2-year-old boy who cried on a Delta plane as it began the final descent into Atlanta, court papers show.

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