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A woman who says she watched the fatal altercation between an aggressive criminal and the Marine veteran who restrained him on a New York City subway car earlier this month has come forward.
Her recounting of the incident that left 30-year-old Jordan Neely dead might give 24-year-old Marine Daniel Penny the defense he needs during his upcoming manslaughter trial.
Penny put Neely in a chokehold on May 1 after the latter made threats against passengers and otherwise spoke as if he was prepared to hurt anyone who came near him.
Neely died as a result of the hold, a coroner said, and within a week Penny was charged by left-wing activist Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
The young man faces up to 15 years in prison if he’s found guilty.
He’s going to need a good defense in court, and thankfully donations are pouring in.
It also appears as though he might have a witness whose testimony could help convince jurors he acted only to protect life and not to take it.
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