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Daniel Perry pardonedMore than a year after a Travis County jury convicted Daniel Perry of murdering a protester in Austin, Governor Greg Abbott pardoned the former U.S. Army sergeant on Thursday shortly after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended a full pardon.A Texas state district court judge sentenced Perry in May 2023 to 25 years in prison for shooting and killing U.S. Air Force veteran Garrett Foster during a 2020 demonstration protesting police brutality against people of color.One day after a jury convicted Perry, Abbott directed the parole board to review the former U.S. Army sergeant’s case.“Among the voluminous files reviewed by the Board, they considered information provided by the Travis County District Attorney, the full investigative report on Daniel Perry, plus a review of all the testimony…

The post Greg Abbott Pardoned Daniel Perry, Who Killed a Man During a Black Lives Matter Protest appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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