Texas Governor Pardons Ex-Army Sergeant Convicted of Killing Black Lives Matter Protester

Austin, Texas – Former Army sergeant Daniel Perry, convicted for the killing of a Black Lives Matter protester in downtown Austin in 2020, was released from prison on Thursday following a pardon from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Perry, who was 36 at the time of his conviction in April 2023, had his murder conviction pardoned by Gov. Abbott after a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. The decision led to his release …

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Texas Governor Pardons Ex-Army Sergeant Convicted of Murder in BLM Protester Shooting

Austin, Texas – Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a controversial decision Thursday to pardon former Army sergeant Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a Black Lives Matter protester in Austin in 2020. The pardon came just moments after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended that Perry’s pardon be granted and his firearms rights be reinstated. Perry was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2023 for the …

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