Texas Pardons Man Convicted of Murdering BLM protester

By Olivia Smith | May 20, 2024

Daniel Perry

Texas Governor Greg Abbott granted a full pardon on Thursday to a former U.S. Army sergeant who was convicted of murder for shooting and killing an armed protester in 2020 during nationwide demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality.

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Abbott's decision to pardon Daniel Perry came shortly after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended his pardon and the restoration of his firearms rights. 

2023 conviction

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Perry, who had been serving a 25-year sentence since his 2023 conviction for the death of Garrett Foster, was released from state prison following the pardon, as confirmed by a prison spokesperson.