Governor Abbott Pardons Man Who Killed Black Lives Matter Radical In 2020
Texas Governor Greg Abbott smiles during a press conference to make an announcement on the future of the space industry in Texas, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on March 26, 2024. Abbott on March 26 announced the board of directors for the newly-created Texas Space Commission.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott granted a full pardon on Thursday to a man who was convicted in a Democrat county of killing a Black Lives Matter protester who approached his vehicle while armed with an AK-47.

Daniel Perry, a 35-year-old U.S. Army sergeant, had been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted in Travis County on a murder charge from the incident.

Perry insisted that he acted in self-defense during the incident and immediately called 911 and turned himself in to law enforcement.

“The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal history and the facts surrounding the July 2020 incident and recommended a Full Pardon and Restoration of Full Civil Rights of Citizenship,” Abbott said in a statement. “Among the voluminous files reviewed by the Board, they considered information provided by the Travis County District Attorney, the full investigative report on Daniel Perry, plus a review of all the testimony provided at trial.”

“Texas has one of the strongest ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws of self-defense that cannot be nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney,” Abbott continued. “I thank the Board for its thorough investigation, and I approve their pardon recommendation.”

David Fugitt, the lead investigating detective in the case, said in an affidavit that District Attorney Jose Garza, whose campaign was backed by billionaire Democrat megadonor George Soros, acted with “criminal behavior” in the case.

“I had several conversations with the District Attorney’s Office regarding the presentation of exculpatory evidence related to Daniel Perry,” Fugitt said. “It became clear to me that the District Attorney’s Office did not want to present evidence to the grand jury that would be exculpatory to Daniel Perry.”


“On more than one occasion I was directed by the Travis County Attorney’s Office to remove exculpatory information that I had intended to present to the grand jury during my testimony,” he said. “Of my original 158 slide powerpoint presentation, the presentation was reduced to 56 slides with almost all of the exculpatory evidence ordered removed. I felt like I did not have any other options but to comply with their orders.”

Fugitt said that Garza’s directive to forbid exculpatory evidence from being shown during the case “is when the conduct of the District Attorney’s Office [went] from highly unethical behavior to criminal behavior.”

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