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Defendant in murder of Michael Jordan's father seeks new trial as Amazon readies TV documentary

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  • Michael Jordan’s father was shot to death and robbed in Robeson County in July 1993.
  • Five-part documentary about the case to broadcast on Amazon Prime and IMDb TV early this year.

Daniel Andre Green, convicted of being the triggerman in the murder in 1993 of James Jordan, father of retired basketball star Michael Jordan, is continuing his effort to get a new trial on the premise there is evidence that he is factually innocent. 

And his lawyer says the co-defendant who helped convict Green, Larry Demery, has told her he would recant his testimony. 

Meanwhile, a documentary mini-series about the Jordan murder case is set to broadcast soon on the Amazon Prime and IMDb TV video streaming services, Amazon Studios has announced. It’s called “Moment of Truth.” Other than early 2021, a specific broadcast date has not been announced.

Daniel Andre Green bid for freedom 

James Jordan, the father of basketball legend Michael Jordan, was murdered in 1993.

Investigators have said James Jordan was shot to death in his car after he parked off U.S. 74 near Lumberton to take a nap while driving home from Wilmington to Charlotte. Two Robeson County men were arrested: Green and Demery. They were charged with killing and robbing Jordan. 

Demery pleaded guilty in 1995 in exchange for his testimony against Green at Green’s trial in 1996. Now 45, Demery is due to be released on parole in August 2023. 

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