Marine Vet Charged In Death Of 30-Year-Old Homeless Man Granted Bail

After accusing him of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the passing of a bystander on a New York City train, police in New York City on Friday released former U.S. Marine Daniel Penny on $100,000 bond.

The New York Post said that Penny was additionally ordered to turn up his passport within 48 hours and was prohibited from leaving the country without the court's consent. He is scheduled to return to court on July 17. On Friday morning, Penny gave himself up freely. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced on Thursday that charges will be brought against him.

Penny was defending herself, according to his legal team.

The allegations are related to an incident that happened on a F train on May 1 in which a 30-year-old homeless man named Jordan Neely allegedly threatened people and threw garbage.

In the incident's video, Penny can be seen putting Neely in a chokehold as at least two other passengers help restrain him. The death was found to be a homicide by the medical examiner. Neely lost consciousness during the event and passed away at the hospital, according to the Post.

Neely has a history of mental illness, according to Penny's lawyers in a previous statement. 

"We would first want to send our sympathies to Mr. Neely's family on behalf of Daniel Penny. According to his counsel, Mr. Neely had a history of aggressive and impulsive behaviour that was apparently brought on by unresolved mental illness. "When Mr. Neely started threatening the other passengers and Daniel Penny in an aggressive manner, Daniel took action to defend them until aid could come. Daniel could not have predicted Mr. Neely's premature death and had no desire to hurt him.

Neely has a proven criminal history that includes more than 40 arrests, according to the Post.

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