Ex Marine surrenders for NYC Chokehold death

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A former US Marine who placed another passenger in a fatal chokehold on the New York subway has surrendered to police to face a manslaughter charge.

Daniel Penny, 24, is accused of causing the death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely in a train carriage on 1 May.

His lawyers said he could not have known his actions to subdue Mr Neely would lead to his death.

Mr Neely, a homeless man, was pinned to the ground and restrained for several minutes in a train carriage.

He had been shouting at other subway passengers and asking for money, witnesses said, though there is no indication he physically attacked anyone in the subway car.

Mr Neely was later found unconscious in the carriage and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death resulted from compression of the neck, the city’s medical examiner ruled.

Read more at BBC.com

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