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Local man convicted in death of Michael Jordan's father seeks new trial

Daniel Green. (Credit: NCDPS)

The man convicted of killing the father of an NBA Hall-of-Famer intends to present evidence to get a new trial.

Daniel Green, 44, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Lee County, North Carolina, to present evidence that he didn't kill Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, back in 1993 in Robeson County, according to Green's attorney Chris Mumma.

Green was convicted of first-degree murder in James' death and is serving a life sentence. Prosecutors said Green was the triggerman in the robbery and killing.

His friend, Larry Demery, is also serving life sentences.

Jordan's body was found in a swamp in Marlboro County. His body had been cremated except for his hands and jaws, which were used for a positive confirmation on the identification of the body.

Green’s attorney, Chris Mumma, said the hearing went well and the church is indicated that he will rule “soon.”

His conviction was upheld by the N.C. Court of Appeals in 1996 and the N.C. Supreme Court in 1999.

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