Huffpost Weird News

Jacquetta Simmons Convicted Of Punching Walmart Cashier Grace Suozzi, 70

Posted: Updated:
Jacquetta Simmons has been convicted of punching a 70-year-old Walmart cashier during a dispute over a receipt on Christmas Eve.
Jacquetta Simmons has been convicted of punching a 70-year-old Walmart cashier during a dispute over a receipt on Christmas Eve.

BATAVIA, N.Y. -- A western New York woman has been convicted of punching a 70-year-old Walmart cashier during a dispute over a receipt on Christmas Eve.

Jacquetta Simmons was found guilty of felony assault by a Genesee (jehn-eh-SEE') County Court jury Friday.

The 27-year-old faces from 2 1/3 to seven years in prison under New York's Granny Law, which makes it a felony to intentionally injure someone 65 or older if the defendant is at least 10 years younger than the victim.

Prosecutors say Simmons knocked Grace Suozzi down with a blow to the face while Suozzi was checking her receipt. Simmons' lawyer argued she swung her arm but didn't intend to hit Suozzi.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 14 in Batavia.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says employee safety is a "top priority" and its focus is on supporting Suozzi.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
It Happened At Walmart
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Jacquetta Simmons, woman accused of punching a greeter at ...

Jacquetta Simmons Accused Of Punching Walmart Greeter, Faces ...

Jacquetta Simmons takes the stand, tells her side of the story | The ...

Jacquetta Simmons takes the stand, (punched Walmart cashier)

Closing arguments in Simmons trial focus on intent and video interpretations

Jacquetta Simmons takes the stand, tells her side of the story

Witnesses punch holes in defense contention that Jacquetta Simmons hit victim ...

Jacquetta Simmons Takes The Stand

Defense argues Simmons punch was unintentional attempt to break free of ...

Jacquetta Simmons, woman accused of punching a greeter at Walmart, faces trial

Jacquetta Simmons Accused Of Punching Walmart Greeter, Faces Trial