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The uncle of a mentally disturbed transient who died after a subway confrontation with Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny has been arrested — one day after calling for prosecutors to reject any plea deal with Penny.
Christopher Neely was arrested Monday night, according to the New York Post. The 44-year-old man is the uncle of Jordan Neely, who died May 1 after being restrained on the New York subway.
Christopher Neely has called for progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to throw the book at Penny.
“He needs to be prosecuted or he will do it again,” he told the Post on Sunday.
“It’s a smack in the face for Jordan’s family and the people of New York,” Neely said.
Penny is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the subway incident.
The veteran was one of several passengers who restrained Jordan Neely during what witnesses said was a threatening outburst on New York’s F train.
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