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Thu May 16, 2024, 04:04 PM May 16

Gov. Abbott pardons Daniel Perry immediately after Texas parole board recommendation [View all]


Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday granted a full pardon to Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murder for the 2020 death of a Black Lives Matter protester in downtown Austin, immediately after a unanimous recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The board announced its recommendation to pardon Perry and restore his firearm rights in a statement posted on its website on Thursday. Its decision came after a "meticulous review of pertinent documents, from police reports to court records, witness statements, and interviews with individuals linked to the case," the statement said.

In July 2020, Perry shot and killed Garrett Foster after driving into a racial justice protest on Congress Avenue. Perry claimed that he shot Foster, who was carrying an AK-47 rifle, in self-defense. During Perry’s trial last year, prosecutors argued that Perry had sought out confrontation.

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k&r RandySF May 16 #1
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We have pretty much decided TxGuitar May 16 #3
Can the feds charge him with a hate crime? Rstrstx May 16 #4
If Biden somehow loses angrychair May 16 #5
My email to the Governor SARose May 16 #6
White supremacy in action. lindysalsagal May 16 #7
WTF? moondust May 16 #8
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