Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Saturday he would pardon a man who killed Black Lives Matter protesters.
Daniel Perry’s defense team argued that Garrett Foster shot in self-defense in July 2020.
Jurors unanimously found him guilty of murder on Friday.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott He said he would work “quickly” to pardon an Army sergeant accused of shooting and killing him on Saturday. Black Lives Matter Opponent.
Abbott tweeted that Texas is one of the strongest. “Stand your ground.” Self-defense laws that “cannot be overturned by judges or a progressive district attorney.”
On Friday, a judge said Sgt. Daniel Perry at the 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas following the shooting death of 28-year-old Garrett Foster. Fox News host Tucker Carlson And Kyle Rittenhousewho was They were found guilty He urged Governor Perry to pardon him after he shot three people at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. Austin-American Statesman.
Perry was working as an Uber driver on July 25, 2020, when he shot and killed Foster. Exit. After Perry ran a red light and drove into a group of protesters, Foster approached Perry’s vehicle with an AK-47 rifle. Perry then shot Foster five times before driving off, the American-Statesman reported.
Prosecutors allege Perry instigated the attack, citing a series of Facebook posts in which he said, “I could kill a few people on my way to work. They’re rioting outside my apartment complex.”
A commenter asked Perry at the time if he could “legally do it,” to which he replied, “If they attack me or try to get me out of my car, yes,” the newspaper reported.
Abbott asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Pardons to review and order the board to expedite the review to determine whether Perry should receive a pardon.
“I look forward to approving the board’s amnesty proposal as soon as it reaches my desk,” Abbott tweeted Saturday. “I also made it a priority in Rogue District Attorneys, and the Texas Legislature is enacting laws to achieve that goal.”
Abbott’s office did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment Sunday.
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