Man con­victed in death of Jor­dan’s fa­ther to be paroled

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION / WORLD -

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.

AP FILE

Larry De­mery (left) and Daniel Green in 1993.

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