March 13, 1996 |
A jury in Lumberton, N.C., chose life in prison instead of the death penalty Tuesday for Daniel Green, 21, the man who killed James Jordan and then paraded around town in the dead man's car. Following the jury's recommendation, Judge Gregory Weeks sentenced Green to life in prison for murder during the commission of a robbery and 10 years for conspiracy to commit robbery of Jordan, the father of basketball player Michael Jordan. Green was convicted Feb.
March 1, 1996 |
An ex-convict was convicted of murder Thursday for shooting Michael Jordan's father during a holdup as he awoke from a nap along a dark highway in his $40,000 luxury car. Daniel Green, 21, could get the death penalty in the 1993 slaying of James R. Jordan, 57. According to testimony, Green and his accomplice, Larry Martin Demery, 20, drove around in Jordan's red Lexus for four days after the slaying, picking up dates, and used the dead man's cellular phone to call friends and relatives.
April 28, 1995 |
A teen-ager pleaded guilty Thursday in the murder of Michael Jordan's father and agreed to testify against another man, almost two years after the killing that helped push Jordan into a since-reversed retirement from pro basketball. Larry Martin Demery, 19, faces at least life in prison on the first-degree murder charge. He told Judge Gregory Weeks in Lumberton, N.C., that he understood he also could face the death penalty.
August 30, 1994 |
The two men accused of killing James Jordan, the father of basketball great Michael Jordan, will face the death penalty, a North Carolina judge ruled Monday. Larry Demery and Daniel Green, both 19, were in court for pretrial motions. They were arrested Aug. 15, 1993, and have been held without bond since. James Jordan was shot to death July 22, 1993, police said.
October 6, 1993 |
Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls is expected to miss sit out at least two weeks of training camp because of toe surgery. The surgery will consist of sewing two toes together on Jordan's left foot to prevent corns from growing in the webbing between the toes. Jurisprudence North Carolina plans to seek the death penalty against two 18-year-olds charged with killing Michael Jordan's father, a prosecutor said.
October 6, 1993 |
Michael Jordan, called by many the greatest basketball player ever, is retiring. Jordan, still distraught over the murder of his father on July 23, has called a news conference for this morning at the Chicago Bulls' training headquarters in suburban Deerfield to announce his decision. Jordan, 30, confirmed his retirement to the Chicago Sun-Times, saying: "It's time for me to move on to something else. "I know a lot of people are going to be shocked by this decision and probably won't understand.