Man convicted of killing Jordan’s father seeks hearing
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Attorneys for the man convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father in North Carolina in 1993 and dumping his body in South Carolina say they have new evidence to bolster their request for a new trial.
The Charlotte Observer reports that court documents claim misleading testimony and misconduct by the prosecutor and jury helped wrongfully convict Daniel Green of murder. His attorneys have long argued that Green helped get rid of James Jordan’s body but didn’t participate in the carjacking.
They’re seeking a hearing on their evidence.
Green and his friend Larry Demery were convicted 20 years ago of killing 56-year-old Jordan along U.S. 74 near Lumberton. Both were sentenced to life in prison.
A jury found Green fired the fatal shot. The verdict has been upheld on several appeals.
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