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Governor Abbott Seeks to Pardon U.S. Army Sergeant Convicted of Murder in Fatal Shooting of Armed Protester

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is seeking to pardon Sergeant Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murder in the 2020 fatal shooting of an armed protester during nationwide protests. Perry had claimed to police that the protester, a U.S. Air Force veteran, had pointed the weapon at him, inspiring him to shoot in self-defense. Abbott has asked the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend a pardon and to expedite his request, sparking debate over the use of lethal force in self-defense and the right to bear arms.