A passenger who was on a subway car in New York City last week when Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny placed an alleged violent criminal in a fatal chokehold said she is praying for him after he was charged with manslaughter.
Thursday afternoon, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged the 24-year-old with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely.
Penny surrendered to police on Friday morning and was released without entering a plea after he appeared in court.
If he is convicted of the allegation, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
A woman who was present when Neely allegedly began to threaten train passengers commented on the allegation prior to his arrest.
A 66-year-old woman who desired to remain anonymous told The New York Post that she wishes the best for the military veteran.
“I hope he has a great lawyer, and I’m praying for him,” the woman told the newspaper.
She added, “And I pray that he gets treated fairly, I really do. Because after all of this ensued, I went back and made sure that I said ‘Thank you’ to him.”
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— New York Post (@nypost) May 12, 2023
The woman also commented on Neely’s behavior before he was subdued by Penny and three other men.
“[Neely] said, ‘I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet, I’ll go to jail’ because he would kill people on the train,” the woman told the Post.
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She added, “[Neely] said, ‘I would kill a motherf—er. I don’t care. I’ll take a bullet. I’ll go to jail.’”
The woman said Penny ignored Neely’s threatening statements until it was obvious something had to be done. CONTINUE READING…