(Batavia, New York) A 26-year-old local woman, Jacquetta Simmons, faces assault charges for allegedly punching out a 70-year-old Walmart greeter, Grace Suozzi, last Christmas Eve.
Simmons faces felony and misdemeanor assault charges.
The 26-year-old faces up to seven years in prison after being charged under New York state's "Granny Law." The law makes it a felony to injure someone 65 or older if the defendant is at least 10 years younger than the victim.A Genesee County Court jury will hear the case.
Simmons is accused of knocking Grace Suozzi off her feet with a blow to the face while Suozzi was checking her receipt. Simmons' lawyer says Suozzi grabbed her bag.