Man Who Killed Jordan Neely Speaks Out, Says Death 'Had Nothing To Do With Race'
Jordan Neely's Killer Speaks Out For First Time ... Claims Chokehold Wasn't Racially Motivated
5/20/2023 5:00 PM PT
24-year-old Daniel Penny, who's been charged in the death of Jordan Neely, is speaking out for the first time since the fatal chokehold on a New York train ... claiming what he did to Neely had nothing to do with the color of his skin.
Penny told New York Post Saturday that he's in no way a white supremacist and that he's just a normal guy that judges people "based on their character" ... this coming after waves of people claim his use of a chokehold on Neely was racially motivated.
He says the slander he's been getting is "comical," adding "I love all cultures. You can tell by my past and all my travels and adventures around the world. I was actually planning a road trip through Africa before this happened.”
Penny says he was coming back to Manhattan from school when the incident occurred, and believes the footage showing what led up to the 30-year-old's death will prove Neely was the one bringing "terror" to the train -- noting, "I don’t think it’s going to even be controversial."
Daniel Penny has officially turned himself in to face a second degree manslaughter charge for the killing of Jordan Neely after a minutes long chokehold on the New York subway. pic.twitter.com/g1M756waHk— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) May 12, 2023 @OmarJimenez
As we reported, Penny was criminally charged in Neely's death last week ... surrendering to cops and being released the same day on $100K bail. His lawyers, much like Penny, say they're confident he'll be "absolved of any wrongdoing" once the alleged facts come to light.