The family of homeless man Jordan Neely, who was fatally suffocated by ex-Marine Daniel Penny, makes plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit
The family of Jordan Neely, the homeless Michael Jackson impersonator who was killed after being strangled to death by Daniel Penny, has declared their intention to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Navy veteran.
Neely’s aunt Carolyn announced the intent in a letter sent by her attorneys, Manhattan-based Mills & Edwards, to Penny’s attorney.
‘Please note that this office has been retained. . . file a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit. . . . His action resulted in the death of Jordan Neely,” the letter reads in part, the New York Post reports.
The May 1 confrontation was caught on video, showing Penny holding Neely down with the help of two other passengers, after Neely reportedly yelled threats and threatened people on the train.
According to the Post’s report, Neely’s aunt is also looking for Penny’s insurance information.
Daniel Penny, 24, faces 15 years in prison for putting Jordan Neely, 30, in a fatal strangulation
As of this writing, Daniel Penny’s legal defense fund at conservative fundraising site GiveSendGo has reached $2.8 million.
“Funds are being raised to pay for Mr. Penny’s legal fees incurred for any criminal charges filed and any future civil lawsuits that may arise, as well as expenses related to his defense,” the page reads in part.
The biggest donor to Penny’s cause is right-wing commentator Tim Pool, who has contributed $20,000. Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy donated $10,000 and conservative rocker Kid Rock donated $5,000.
Rock wrote on the page: ‘Mr. Penny is a hero. Alvin Bragg is a POS. rock child.’
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe fundraiser for Jordan Neely’s family, organized by his aunt, Carolyn, has raised $150,000. That money will go toward Neely’s funeral, burial and public viewing on May 15.
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