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Ex-Marine Pleads Not Guilty to Homicide Charges for Killing Jordan Neely on NYC Subway

HeadlineJun 29, 2023

Here in New York, a white former U.S. marine who choked Black street performer Jordan Neely to death on a subway train has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Daniel Penny entered the plea at his arraignment in Manhattan court Wednesday, before walking free on $100,000 bail. His next court appearance is October 25. A legal defense fund set up by Penny’s lawyers has raised nearly $3 million. Speaking outside the courthouse after Penny’s arraignment, Neely family lawyer Donte Mills promised justice.

Donte Mills: “Daniel Penny killed a man. He took a life. And for everyone who thought donating $3 million would somehow make this go away or buy his pass, it’s not going to happen. It didn’t work. You can ask for a refund. We’re here. Help is here. So, from now on, when justice happens, don’t be surprised, and don’t be shocked.”

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