On Thursday, Manhattan prosecutors announced they would file criminal charges against a man who fatally choked a disruptive passenger on a New York City subway train.
The event sparked outrage and discussions about how the country’s most extensive transportation system should handle cases of mental illness.
Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old U.S. Veteran of the Marine Corps, will be detained and charged with second-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued a statement saying, “We cannot disclose any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to happen tomorrow.