Long Island resident Daniel Penney of West Islip will be arrested Friday, May 12 on charges of second-degree manslaughter resulting in the death of Jordan Neely, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office confirmed to The Daily Voice .

“We are unable to provide any additional information until he is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we anticipate tomorrow,” the agency said in a statement.

Neely, the famous Michael Jackson impersonator who was homeless, died Monday, May 1, after Penny placed him in a choke loop on the Manhattan subway. Multiple witnesses told police that Neely kept yelling that he was hungry and didn’t want to live.

Another passenger, Juan Alberto Vazquez, filmed the incident and told nbc news Neely was choked for about 15 minutes.

Neely and Penny, 24, got into an argument that “escalated into a physical altercation,” an NYPD spokesman told the outlet.

The New York City coroner’s office later ruled the cause of death a homicide.

video The incident has since gone viral on social media, sparking outrage and protests across the country over the decision not to arrest Penny immediately afterwards.

Penny is a 2016 West Islip High School graduate who played varsity lacrosse.

He later served in the Marine Corps from 2017 to 2021 and was assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a rifleman, NBC News Report.

write about neely’s death to fund me To help his family pay for the memorial service, his aunt, Carolyn Neely, recounted the murder of Neely’s mother in 2007.

“It’s been tough on him and all of us,” she said. “We only seek justice for him, please pay with your heart. He has so many fans, he will always be loved and remembered.”

Neely’s funeral is planned for Friday, May 19 at Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem at 11 am.

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