Beefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3610 times:
I'm sure most of you remember when this was in the news. Thought I'd let everyone know the outcome of this.
NWA flight attendant sentenced for spiking toddler's juice
Published November 12, 2003 FLIG13
DETROIT -- A Northwest Airlines flight attendant who spiked a toddler's apple juice with an anti-anxiety drug to stop her crying was sentenced Wednesday to four months of home confinement.
Daniel Cunningham, 39, of Ann Arbor, pleaded guilty in May to federal charges that included assault and distribution of a controlled substance on an aircraft.
The incident was discovered by the 19-month-old girl's mother, who took the juice off the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight last August after noticing that it was bitter and foamy and had blue and white specks floating in it.
Turner had it analyzed by a laboratory, which confirmed the presence of Xanax, which is prescribed for panic attacks and anxiety, the FBI said. The drug can cause drowsiness and lightheadedness.
The girl suffered no serious injury.
Cunningham was fired by Northwest. Federal sentencing guidelines called for zero to four months' in prison.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3548 times:
And so this flight attendant should have been fired and prosecuted. Inexusable. Thankfully, the child is fine. What was going through this FA's mind is beyond me. The effect of the Xanax could perhaps have proven to be fatal.
JT8D From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
I wonder how long it will be before the Civil lawsuits against the F/A and NWA are settled.
That F/A was a sad example in a profession which is filled with some of the most hard working, conscientious and patient individuals around. Too bad some will inevitably tar everyone else with the same brush.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14585 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Not that I have any sympathy for this idiot, but just out of curiosity, what happens when the bank forecloses on his house during this home arrest?
I mean, he's been fired by NW...and odds are any other employer won't look too kindly on his actions, so he probably hasn't made mortgage payments for awhile and won't for at least another four months....
Just a thought!
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
It is strange that, given the option to sentence some prison time, the judge decided not too. I mean, people get put in jail for things like failing to get their dog proper treatment. Here we are talking about drugging a child. It almost seems like the judge is trying to make a statement or something, because I agree, how awful is being confined to home, really?