White man sentenced to 25 years for the murder of Black Lives Matter protestor
A White man who killed a White Black Lives Matter protestor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison although Governor Greg Abbott has said he will pardon him.
The former U.S. Army sergeant Daniel Perry shot Garrett Foster, an Air Force veteran Garrett Forster, during an Austin, Texas, racial justice rally two months after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Perry put his face in his hand and cried following his sentence. His attorney said he will appeal the verdict.
Perry started a fight when he drove into the crowd planning to protest the killing of George Floyd. Perry pulled a handgun killing Foster.
Governor Abbot can pardon Perry if the Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends it. So far Board is studying the issue. There have been a growing number of mass murders recently in Texas.