Daniel Penny surrenders, manslaughter charge in Jordan Neely death | USA TODAY

Daniel Penny, a Marine Corps veteran who kept a fatal chokehold around the neck of Jordan Neely in the NYC subway turned himself in to police.

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On May 1, Penny held 30-year-old Neely, a Black man experiencing homelessness, in a chokehold on the floor of a subway car following an altercation. In the proceeding days, police failed to release substantial details about what happened between the two men and other passengers.

At a Friday press conference, attorneys Donte Mills and Lennon Edwards said they were overjoyed that New York officials decided to arrest Penny, and they pushed for the charge to be escalated to second degree murder.

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