Army Sergeant Receives 25-Year Sentence for Shooting BLM Protester

USA Today
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Daniel Perry reacts after being sentenced to 25 years for the murder of Garrett Foster at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on May 10 - Jay Janner, via Austin American-Statesman screenshot
  • Army sergeant Daniel Perry, 36, received a 25-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020.
  • Perry was working as an Uber driver in Austin when he ran a red light and turned into a Black Lives Matter march on July 25, 2020. Perry claimed self-defense, stating that the protester approached his car with a raised AK-47. He shot the protester five times with a handgun before fleeing the scene.
  • Governor Greg Abbott vowed to pardon Perry following the guilty verdict, but the pardon cannot be granted without a request from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, which is currently considering the case. Read More

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