posted on August 25, 2014 17:43
The Batavia woman who punched an elderly Wal-Mart greeter on Christmas Eve 2011 is asking for her restitution to be adjusted.
Jacquetta Simmons, who is out of jail, is seeking a modification to the restitution order handed down against her.
She was expected by court order to pay $2,000 to cover the medical expenses of the victim, Grace Suozzi, who was 70 at the time of the incident. Restitution was to be delivered from Simmons at a rate of $100 a month.
Simmons appeared before Judge Robert Noonan Monday seeking a suspension of those payments. Her attorney Earl Key was not present because of a scheduling conflict so the appearance was rescheduled to Sept. 10.
Key said at the time that because of Suozzi’s age and her lack of recent medical appointments, it was difficult to tell if she had preexisting medical issues before the incident. Simmons was re-sentenced back in January to one year in county jail. That was reduced upon appeal from a five-year state prison sentence that an appellate judge deemed too harsh.
Simmons told Noonan Monday that she was applying for jobs. He told her to come back on the 10th with a prepared affidavit on her financial standing and details on her job hunt.