BAXLEY, GA — We know this week is supposed to be all about turkey, but here’s a chicken story. The husband and wife accused of beating up a mother and her teenage daughter in a fight that started over cold chicken at a fast food restaurant have pleaded guilty.
Nathaniel Smith, 45, and Latasha Smith, 28, entered guilty pleas on Friday to charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children, according to The Florida Times-Union.
Quik Chick owner Jeanette Norris stated that the incident started after the couple got their food, and complained that it was too cold and that they did not have enough French fries.
Jeanette said that she returned the couple’s money. Despite this, the couple appeared to be enraged — and the verbal confrontation soon turned physical. Once Norris told the couple that she had called police, Latasha began violently attacking her by punching and slapping her in the face.
Norris’ 15-year-old daughter tried to intervene, and Smith hit her.
“One of my employees yelled, ‘He’s got her. He’s got her.’ and that’s when I realized he (referring to Nathaniel) had hit her. Who does that? Who punches a child like she’s a grown man standing there? He needs putting under the jail!“
Norris was left with a broken nose following the incident, and both she and her daughter suffered black eyes. He daughter was also treated for a concussion.
The surprisingly brutal attack was videotaped, and the footage went viral in mid-June.
Superior Court Judge Robert Guy accepted the Smiths’ guilty pleas. The couple is due to be sentenced at a later date.
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Main photo: Jeanette Norris [KRON4 (screenshot)]