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Unsealed evidence shows racist comments, threats of violence made by Daniel Perry before killing of Austin protester

Gov. Greg Abbott has said he wants to pardon Perry, who was convicted by a Travis County jury last week.

Daniel Perry and his family walk to the 147th District Courtroom at the Travis County Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Complex on Thursday Mar. 23, 2023 in Austin. Perry is on trial for shooting and killing protester Garrett Foster during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Austin.

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