Michael Jordan’s father was murdered in 1993 while Jordan was still playing for the Chicago Bulls, and one of the men who was convicted of the crime is now getting set to be released from in three years.
The North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission announced on Tuesday that it has granted parole to 45-year-old Larry Demery.
Demery has a scheduled release date of Aug. 6, 2023.
It was back on July 23, 1993 when James Jordan was headed home from a funeral in South Carolina when he stopped on the side of the road to take a nap. Demery and Daniel Green came upon him, shot and killed Jordan while stealing his car. The two men dumped the body off a bridge and it was found 11 days later. Demery pled guilty to first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery in 1996.
Demery ultimately turned on his partner and stated Green decided on his own to shoot and kill James after they first agrred to tie him up and steal his car. Green’s attorneys argued that Demery was “coached by law enforcement to testify falsely against Mr. Green.” Both men were sentenced to life in prison.