New York marine charged in death of man in subway

Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran, will be charged with manslaughter in the death of a homeless African-American man in the New York subway. This was confirmed by the District Attorney of Manhattan. Daniel Penny, this is the name of the soldier, will therefore be arrested and formally charged after the death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely. The moment of the tragedy was captured by a video camera, in a shocking video lasting 2 minutes and 55 seconds.

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“We can confirm that Daniel Penny will be arrested on second-degree manslaughter charges,” Manhattan District Attorney’s spokesman Alvin Bragg told the press. Also explaining that Penny will appear in the next few hours in a state court to answer the charge. In the images available to the investigators Neely, who performed as a Michael Jackson impersonator, appears on the ground on a subway train while another man holds him around the neck. Witnesses of the story said that the military would have blocked Neely after the latter had behaved in a harassing way on the train, inveighing against passengers to get food and drink. According to what emerged, however, the homeless man showed an aggressive attitude but without directly attacking any passenger when he in turn was attacked by the Marine. The New York City coroner said Neely was killed by a “compression” of the neck and ruled the death a homicide.