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Father of Texas man killed at 2020 protest decries Abbott’s pardon of convicted murderer

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool, File

The father of a North Texas native killed during an Austin protest in 2020 criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s full pardon for the man convicted of murder in the case.

Abbott announced the pardon just minutes after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles disclosed it had made a unanimous recommendation that Daniel Perry be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored, The Associated Press reported.

Perry has been held in state prison on a 25-year sentence since his 2023 conviction for fatally shooting Garrett Foster.

Foster was legally armed...

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