FILE- In this Feb. 17, 1989 file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan serves his father, James, a slice of birthday cake as his mother, Doloris, watches during a party in honor of Jordan's 26th birthday in Chicago, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett, File)

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Man seeks new trial in death of Michael Jordan's father

A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday

December 04, 2018 - 11:26 am

By MARTHA WAGGONER ,  Associated Press

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A man convicted in the killing of Michael Jordan's father more than 25 years ago is continuing his decades-long attempt to prove he wasn't involved in the murder.

A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in the case of Daniel Green. He's identified as the triggerman in James Jordan's 1993 death. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green.

In an interview from prison, 44-year-old Green says he didn't kill Jordan but helped friend Larry Demery dispose of the body.

James Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp.

Johnson Britt prosecuted Green and says he has no doubt Green killed James Jordan.


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