posted on January 23, 2012 16:57
The case against a Batavia woman charged with punching a Wal-Mart cashier on Christmas Eve has been put off until next month.
26-year-old Jaquetta Simmons is charged with two counts of Assault in the second degree, a felony.
She’s accused of punching Wal-Mart employee Grace Suozzi, breaking bones in the face of the 70-year-old woman.
In Batavia Town Court this afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Melissa Cianfrini, explained the charges against Simmons:
"She (Simmons) has been charged under two sections of the Assault Second Degree statute. The first section was for causing serious personal injury. The second section deals with assaulting a senior citizen. Anytime a person over the age of 65 is assaulted by someone more than 10 years younger, they can be charged with a Class D violent felony. We do not have to prove serious personal injury for a senior citizen, we only only have to show physical injury."
Simmons is due back in court on February 27th.
Her case is being handed by the Genesee County Public Defender's Office.