24-year-old Daniel Penny, who's been charged within the demise of Jordan Neely, is talking out for the primary time for the reason that deadly chokehold on a New York prepare … claiming what he did to Neely had nothing to do with the colour of his pores and skin.
Penny informed New York Publish Saturday that he is under no circumstances a white supremacist and that he is only a regular man that judges folks “based mostly on their character” … this coming after waves of individuals declare his use of a chokehold on Neely was racially motivated.
He says the slander he is been getting is “comical,” including “I like all cultures. You may inform by my previous and all my travels and adventures around the globe. I used to be really planning a highway journey by means of Africa earlier than this occurred.”
Penny says he was coming again to Manhattan from faculty when the incident occurred, and believes the footage displaying what led as much as the 30-year-old's demise will show Neely was the one bringing “terror” to the prepare — noting, “I don’t suppose it’s going to even be controversial.”
Daniel Penny has formally turned himself in to face a second diploma manslaughter cost for the killing of Jordan Neely after a minutes lengthy chokehold on the New York subway. pic.twitter.com/g1M756waHk
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) Could 12, 2023
As we reported, Penny was criminally charged in Neely's demise final week … surrendering to cops and being launched the identical day on $100K bail. His attorneys, very similar to Penny, say they're assured he'll be “absolved of any wrongdoing” as soon as the alleged details come to mild.