Daniel Perry sentenced for murdering Garrett Foster

Image from a vigil for Garrett Foster via KVUE. Inset, left: Foster, courtesy Sheila Foster via KVUE. Inset right: Mugshot of Daniel Perry, who was convicted of fatally shooting Garrett Foster during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas, via Austin Police Department)

An Army sergeant has been sentenced to decades behind bars for murdering a Black Lives Matter supporter at a protest in Texas in 2020, but he may not serve that time — because Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to seek a pardon.

Daniel Perry, 36, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted on April 7 of murder in the fatal shooting of Garrett Foster, 28, at a Black Lives Matter rally in Austin, Texas, on July 25, 2020.

“After three long years, we’re finally getting justice for Garrett,” his mother, Sheila Foster, told the court after Perry was sentenced, according to the Associated Press. “Mr. Perry, I pray to God that one day, he will get rid of all this hate that is in your heart.”

Daniel Perry sentenced for murdering Garrett Foster

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