WXXI Local Stories
Thu November 15, 2012
Upstate Woman Sentenced for Punching Wal-Mart Greeter
An upstate New York woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for punching a 70-year-old Wal-Mart greeter in the face last Christmas Eve.
Jacquetta Simmons of Batavia was sentenced in Genesee County Court on Wednesday. A jury found Simmons guilty of felony second-degree assault. Store security video shows the 27-year-old Simmons knocking Grace Suozzi to the ground with a punch to the face when Suozzi asked Simmons to show her receipt on the way out of the store.
Simmons could have received up to seven years in prison under New York's so-called ``Granny Law.'' The law makes it a felony to intentionally injure someone age 65 or older if the defendant is at least 10 years younger than the victim.