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Marine veteran who fatally choked NYC subway rider Jordan Neely is freed pending trial

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2023
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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine veteran who used a fatal chokehold on an agitated New York City subway passenger was freed from custody Friday hours after surrendering to face a manslaughter charge filed nearly two weeks after the encounter. Daniel Penny, 24, appeared in court after turning himself in at a police station to answer criminal charges in the May 1 death of Jordan Neely. He did not enter a plea. Neely's death sparked protests, while others embraced Penny as a vigilante hero. A judge authorized Penny’s release...

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