Man convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father gets new attorney

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) – One of the men convicted of killing basketball star Michael Jordan’s father 25 years ago has a new attorney for his appeals.

WRAL-TV reports attorney Chris Mumma will represent Daniel Green, who appeared Friday in Lee County court to request a new trial and a new attorney.

Mumma is executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, which investigates claims of innocence by people convicted of crimes. Attorney Scott Holmes voluntarily withdrew from the case.

Green and Larry Demery were convicted of killing James Jordan as he slept in his car in Robeson County in July 1993. At their 1996 trial, Demery said Green shot Jordan.

Green says he helped dispose of Jordan’s body after Demery killed him. Green has been seeking a new trial for 18 years.

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