July 23, 1993 Assassination of Michael Jordan's Father Staged As Bungled Carjacking Robbery James R. Jordan Sr. while returning home from a funeral in a distinctive new Lexus car pulled over to take a nap when Daniel Andre Green and Larry Martin Demery spotted the car. They shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car, then stole the vehicle. Green and Demery claimed they only realized that Jordan Sr. was the father of Michael Jordan after going through items in the car and stole what they found including two NBA championship rings given to Jordan Sr. by his son. Calls carelessly made from Jordan's cell phone resulted in their immediately capture. Their cover story was that they had planned only to tie up their victim and that Green pulled the trigger for no reason, which implies their true reason was they knew their target and had had planned to murder him. Both were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for this and other violent crimes The victim's body was only found on August 3 in a swamp in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and because it was extremely decomposed, it was not positively identified until August 13 with the help of dental records.
Alternative theory: Nothing indicates the real motive was terrorist attack on American sports hero family. Is it possible the two killers were targeting father of sports star as terror attack staged as botched robbery?
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James R. Jordan Sr. - Wikipedia Green and Demery shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car, then stole the vehicle. July 23, 1993, while returning home from a funeral,..pulled to take a nap. Daniel Andre Greenand Larry Martin Demery spotted the car... Green and Demery shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car, then stole the vehicle. His body was found on August 3 in a swamp in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and because it was extremely decomposed, it was not positively identified until August 13 with the help of dental records. After going through Jordan's belongings, Green and Demery realized that Jordan Sr. was the father of Michael Jordan. They had taken other items from the car, including two NBA championship rings given to Jordan Sr. by his son. Green and Demery made several calls from Jordan's cell phone and as a result were immediately captured. After their arrest, Demery said that they had planned only to tie up their victim and that Green pulled the trigger for no reason. Both were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for this and other violent crimes(Was it just a random carjacking or was it targeted?)
Man in jail for killing Michael Jordan's dad makes police misconduct claim December 20, 2016 lawyers for a man in prison for killing Bulls legend Michael Jordan's father 23 years ago say they found more evidence of police misconduct that clears him in the shooting....call made to son of the Robeson County sheriff, who was dealing drugs. Lawyers for 42-year-old Daniel Green say Sheriff Hubert Stone didn't want the Jordan investigation to entangle his son...investigating the crime as a carjacking. Green admitted helping dispose of James Jordan's body after the July 1993 killing, but says he wasn't around when co-defendant Larry Demery shot him.
The Death of Michael Jordan's Father: A Tragedy of Senseless Violence
Jul 28, 2016 - Michael Jordan recently spoke out on police violence in the US, mentioning his father'ssenseless murder in the process. ... On August 3, a badly decomposed body was found by Hal Locklear, a construction worker from Laurinburg, N.C., among the ... It probably would have taken a fisherman tofind it.
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www.nydailynews.com/.../new-push-free-man-convicted-michael-jordan-father-article-1...Apr 10, 2016 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attorneys for the man convicted of killing Michael Jordan's father in North Carolina in 1993 and dumping his body in ...
Michael Jordan's Father's Killer Up for Parole in 2016 - WRAL.com Mar 6, 2008 - — One of the men convicted of killing basketball superstar Michael Jordan's father 15 years ago will be eligible for parole in 2016. Larry Demery, 32, withdrew his guilty pleas in James Jordan's slaying and several unrelated robberies and re-entered them during a Thursday ... In July 1993, Demery and Daniel Green shot Jordan in the chest after finding him in his car along a Robeson County road. They stole his car and dumped his body in a swamp. Demery pleaded guilty to the murder and a string of other robberies as part of a deal worked out with prosecutors. Under the plea agreement, the 40-year sentence for the robberies was supposed to be served at the same time as the life sentence on the murder plea, defense attorney Hugh Rogers said. The concurrent sentences would have made Demery eligible for parole after 20 years. Green has made claims from prison that he wasn't involved in the murder of James Jordan, and he has been working on an appeal. He has incurred 62 infractions in prison and is being held in close custody with few privileges
`I Believe We Killed Jordan's Dad' - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
Jan 4, 1996 - He turned to Demery and said, "I believe we killed Michael Jordan's dad." ... They eventually dumped Jordan's body in a swamp just over the ...
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Aug 14, 1993 - ... of the father of Chicago Bulls basketball superstar Michael Jordan was partially solved Friday when a body that had been found floating in a ...