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Wed Jan 17, 2024, 03:58 PM Jan 2024

Case to proceed against man charged in subway death of Jordan Neely [View all]

Source: Washington Post

Case to proceed against man charged in subway death of Jordan Neely

By Kim Bellware
Updated January 17, 2024 at 12:51 p.m. EST | Published January 17, 2024 at 12:23 p.m. EST

Daniel Penny arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

A New York judge has declined to dismiss the case against Daniel Penny, the former U.S. Marine indicted last year in the chokehold death of subway performer Jordan Neely on a Manhattan train.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Maxwell Riley on Wednesday denied Penny’s motion to dismiss charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Penny’s attorneys have argued that the 25-year-old “risked his own life and safety” to protect other subway passengers when Neely began shouting and behaving erratically during the fatal incident last May.

According to eyewitnesses and video, Neely, 30, walked into the F train at the Second Avenue station and began shouting that he was hungry and “fed up” before removing his jacket and “aggressively whipped it to the floor,” according to freelance journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez, who was aboard the train and recorded the fatal chokehold.


By Kim Bellware
Kim Bellware covers national and breaking news for The Washington Post. Twitter https://twitter.com/bellwak

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/01/17/daniel-penny-jordan-neely-chokehold-death-case-proceeds/

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instead of choking him, someone should have offered him a sandwich. lapfog_1 Jan 2024 #1
Agreed Demovictory9 Jan 2024 #3
1. Most people don't carry "a sandwich". 2. Directly engaging with someone ,mentally ill is not a good idea. brooklynite Jan 2024 #12
"Aggressive whipping" of jackets is the new "reaching for his waistband" ExciteBike66 Jan 2024 #2
Good point moniss Jan 2024 #4
Good Owl Jan 2024 #5
If "behaving erratically" is an excuse for murder DBoon Jan 2024 #6
I think it is performative that he is being prosecuted Tumbulu Jan 2024 #7
Fellow New Yorker here RealityBasedNewYorkr Jan 2024 #8
thank you Tumbulu Jan 2024 #9
I am also a New Yorker . . . markpkessinger Jan 2024 #15
The guy killed someone angrychair Jan 2024 #10
Well, we shall see if he is convicted Tumbulu Jan 2024 #16
Whoopsie. He choked a man to death. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 21 #25
Not surprised. no_hypocrisy Jan 2024 #11
A couple of things: Polybius Jan 2024 #14
Here's how it rolled out: no_hypocrisy Jan 2024 #18
Who's liable? Miguelito Loveless Jan 2024 #19
My Uncle had to go to trial for being over aggressive in stopping a rape. TigressDem Jan 2024 #13
Prosecuting people for protecting someone else really infuriates me Tumbulu Jan 2024 #17
He's Italian, kinda gave him a little street cred. TigressDem Jan 24 #20
I think that it must be Tumbulu Jan 25 #21
He KNEW why he had to do it. So there were no regrets. TigressDem Feb 21 #23
This message was self-deleted by its author mahina Jan 25 #22
Literally no New York jury will convict him for this Prairie Gates Feb 21 #24
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