Army Sergeant Sentenced To 25 Years In Death Of BLM Protester

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, 36, was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Texas judge on Wednesday for killing a Black Lives Matter protester during 2020 racial justice demonstrations.

Perry’s conviction and sentencing have sparked controversy among some conservatives who claim his actions were in self-defense. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has requested an expedited review of Perry’s case by the state’s parole board, but no timeline has been established for a decision.

Abbott has indicated his willingness to pardon Perry, stating that he will “look forward” to doing so.

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