Michael Jordan – Parole Canceled For Man Convicted Of Killing Star Athlete’s Father

Michael Jordan – Parole Canceled For Man Convicted Of Killing Star Athlete’s Father

New details have surfaced in the case surrounding the murder of Michael Jordan’s father, James Jordan Sr.

According to reports, the scheduled 2024 parole for Larry Demery, one of the two men convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father in 1993, was canceled yesterday (Dec. 28).

As previously reported, The state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission announced last year that Larry Demery would be released as part of an agreement in which he would take part in a scholastic and vocational rehabilitation program. Initially, the release date was August 2023, but it was later pushed back by 12 months.

However, it now seems like things have changed. On Tuesday (Dec. 28) the commission revealed in a news release that Larry Demery’s “agreement has been terminated” effective immediately. The release added that Demery would be reviewed again for parole on or about Dec. 15, 2023.

It is currently unclear why the North Carolina state panel canceled the planned parole for Larry Demery. However, Greg Thomas, who is the North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokesperson, shared that the parole program Demery was part of can be terminated if the prisoner violates behavior rules or doesn’t follow program guidelines. Reportedly, Demery has received 19 infractions since 2001, including 2 for “substance possession” this month.

Michael Jordan, Larry Demery

Michael Jordan’s father James Jordan Sr. was fatally shot in July of 1993 at a North Carolina rest stop. Following the incident, Demery pleaded guilty in 1995 to murder and robbery charges and agreed to testify against Daniel Green, the other suspect in the case. At Daniel Green’s trial in 1996, Demery claimed that Green was responsible for shooting  James Jordan Sr. when they found him sleeping in his car.

Demery and Green were reportedly both 18 at the time.

Demery initially received a life sentence plus 40 years. He was resentenced in 2008 after an error was found in his initial sentencing. He then received a life sentence, making him eligible for parole.

Green was sentenced to life in prison for murder during the commission of a robbery and 10 years for conspiracy to commit robbery. In 2019 a judge refused to allow an evidentiary hearing that could have led to a new trial for Green.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel