Man convicted in death of Michael Jordan’s father seeking new trial


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Submitted: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 7:03pm
Updated: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:41pm By:

LUMBERTON, NC (AP) — One of the two men convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father is again seeking a new trial.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports Daniel Green returned to court in Lumberton on Friday, arguing that he should be granted a new trial because a state blood analyst provided misleading testimony during his 1996 trial.

Defense attorney Scott Holmes said state crime lab analyst Jennifer Elwell testified that blood was found on the seat of James Jordan’s car and called four follow-up tests “inconclusive.”

Holmes said the four tests were actually negative for blood, adding that Elwell’s testimony influenced the jury.

James Jordan was shot to death in his car on July 23, 1993. His body was found in a South Carolina swamp.

Green insists that he didn’t kill James Jordan.

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6 Comments

  • notsurprised says:

    How many do you know and what was tje occasion?

  • 9743 says:

    How many death row inmates have you met and where do you meet them?

  • Rusty says:

    Actually the one person I know that was on Death Row (Now commuted to life without parole on a technicality) admitted it freely. A shame we still pay to house his sorry butt in Central Prison 30 Years later but that’s the lawyers for ya :\

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …that admitted they were guilty. It’s just what they do becasue of where they are and where they’re going…no place.

  • jn harper says:

    This guy is guilty as sin. Shame on him for making our county famous or should I say infamous for this. I remember wen this happened. And there are innocent people wrongfully convicted…but someone like this makes it hard for anyone to get justice. Isnt this the one of the two jordan killers who axed someone in rowland? He got a second chance after the ax incident and then jordan was killed. He doesnt deserve to clog up our legal system and make it difficult for truly innocent ppl and victims to get justice.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …in the state and federal prison system in a civil capacity

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