Man convicted in death of Jordan’s father to be paroled
RALEIGH, N.C. — One of two men convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father in 1993 will be released from prison in three years, state officials said Tuesday.
The N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission announced in a threeparagraph statement that it has granted parole to Larry Demery, who is to be released in August 2023, news outlets reported.
The 2023 release date arises from a portion of Demery’s parole agreement stipulating he will take part in a program which provides scholastic and vocational help to prepare him for life after he is released from prison, said Greg Thomas, spokesman for the N.C. Department of Public Safety. A spokeswoman for Jordan declined comment on Tuesday.
During their trial, prosecutors used testimony from Demery to identify Daniel Green as the triggerman in the deadly robbery of James Jordan on July 23, 1993. Jordan’s body was found 11 days later in a swamp. Demery and Green were both 18 at the time.
Green has said Demery told him he mistook James Jordan for a drug connection and shot him after an altercation.
Larry Demery (left) and Daniel Green in 1993.