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Grand jurors in New York City have indicted Daniel Penny on a second-degree murder charge in the subway death of Jordan Neely.

Penny, a 24-year-old veteran of the Marines, faces a second-degree manslaughter charge.

The tragic incident occurred on May 1. Neely, who was homeless, was riding the F train in Manhattan when a witness says he began engaging in “aggressive speech” towards Penny. It’s reported that Neely was loudly complaining to fellow passengers about a variety of issues.

Not long after that Penny engaged Neely in a choke hold that was captured in a viral video, from which Neely never was able to recover.

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The death has sparked debate about mental health and public safety. Many have also noted the perception of Penny, a white man, taking the life of Neely, who was Black.

From NBC News:

The city’s medical examiner said Neely died from “compression of neck (chokehold)” and declared his manner of death a homicide —  a routine term used by coroners and medical examiners to mean death caused by another person, but not a finding of criminal culpability.

To read the entire NBC News report, [click here].

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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