Woman fined $9K for telling Corey Benjamin’s kid to hit rival player

A California woman who told her daughter to punch a rival player during a youth basketball game has been ordered to pay the victim more than $9,000 in restitution and apologize to the girl.

Latira Shonty Hunt, 44, was charged in December with one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one misdemeanor count of battery, according to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

According to prosecutors, the attack took place Nov. 7 during a game two club teams played during a tournament in the city of Garden Grove near Los Angeles.

Hunt was caught on cell phone video yelling “you better hit her for that” after her daughter fell to the ground on a previous play involving the victim, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer told USA TODAY.


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