Donors flood $1.9 million into Daniel Penny defense fund following manslaughter charge

Earlier this month, the 24-year-old was recorded putting Jordan Neely in a choke hold after a witness says the homeless man began yelling at other subway passengers.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2023, 10:02 AM

Updated 435 days ago

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A West Islip Marine veteran charged with manslaughter in the choking death of a subway rider is now getting financial support from thousands of donors online.
A legal defense fund started by Daniel Penny's lawyer has now raised over $1.9 million. There have been more than 40,000 donors.
According to the page, the funds are being raised to pay legal fees and any expenses related to his defense.
Penny was released on $100,000 bond.
Earlier this month, the 24-year-old was recorded putting Jordan Neely in a choke hold after a witness says the homeless man began yelling at other subway passengers.
Neely died hours later.
Penny is due back in court in July.


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