Couple pleads guilty in assault over cold chicken

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A Georgia couple accused of punching a mother and daughter over being served cold chicken has pleaded guilty to the crime.

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Nathaniel and Latasha Smith entered guilty pleas last month to charges of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. Superior Court Judge Robert Guy will sentence them at a later date.

Video of the attack at a Baxley, Georgia, food stand went viral in mid-June.


Police say the couple assaulted Qwik Chick owner Jeanette Norris and her 15-year-old daughter because of the portion size and temperature of their order.

Owner Jeanette Norris says a couple ordered two chicken meals and then complained that their food was cold and there wasn't enough of it.

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Norris checked the food and after talking to the couple, the female suspect attacked her, slapping and punching her in the face.

Norris's 15-year-old daughter got out of their truck to intervene and was punched in the face by the male suspect, knocking her off her feet.  The couple drove away right as other customers arrived.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.