Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Marine For Subway Death Of Jordan Neely

 June 16, 2023

A grand jury in New York has indicted former Marine Daniel Penny on manslaughter charges for his involvement in the death of Jordan Neely.

Jordan Neely was a 30-year-old who boarded a subway train in New York City on May 1, 2023.

Neely was well known to authorities by that time, having been arrested 42 times by the NYPD alone.

Upon boarding the train, Neely immediately started shouting that he did not care if he was "to jail or getting life in prison" and was "ready to die."

Witness Juan Alberto Vázquez recorded some of the incident.

The witness tried his best to recall what happened, although he admitted he couldn't see much, especially at the beginning. He said:

Neely stopped the door from closing and he got on the train. And he stood in the middle of the train car, and then he started yelling that he didn't have food, that he didn't have water. From what I understood, he was yelling that he was tired, that he didn't care about going to jail.

I tried to start filming from that moment, but I didn't because I couldn't see anything – it was too crowded. And then I heard him take off his jacket. He bundled it up and just threw it on the floor, very violently. You could hear the sound of the zipper hitting the floor. At that moment, when he threw the jacket, the people who were sitting around him stood up and moved away. He kept standing there and he kept yelling.

It's at that moment that this man came up behind him and grabbed him by the neck, and I think – I didn't see, but I think – that move of grabbing him by the neck also led him to grab Neely by the legs with his own. They both fell. And then in like 30 seconds, I don't know, we got to Broadway–Lafayette, and they were just there on the floor.

Penny was indicted this week on manslaughter charges in the case.

What do you think, will the ex-marine be found guilty?