by Zero Hedge

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(Update: 1615ET): Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has responded to calls to pardon Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, who was convicted of murder on Friday in a self-defense shooting in July of 2020.

“I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” Abbott tweeted, along with a longer explanation that “Unlike the President or some other states, the Texas Constitution limits the Governor’s pardon authority to only act on a recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

“Texas law DOES allow the Governor to request the Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine if a person should be granted a pardon. I have made that request and instructed the Board to expedite its review.”

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