No rul­ing in MJ dad’s mur­der trial re­view

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS - LUM­BER­TON, N.C. (AP):

Ajudge says he needs time to con­sider whether to al­low an in­mate to pro­ceed with ar­gu­ments that he was wrong­fully con­victed of par­tic­i­pat­ing in the mur­der of Michael Jor­dan’s fa­ther in 1993.

Su­pe­rior Court Judge Win­ston Gilchrist heard ar­gu­ments yes­ter­day by Daniel Green, who claims he helped dump James Jor­dan’s body but did not kill him. Green was con­victed of first-de­gree mur­der, and two state courts up­held the con­vic­tion. An­other man is also serv­ing a life sen­tence for the killing.

Gilchrist heard three hours of ar­gu­ments from at­tor­neys for Green and the state at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice, which op­poses his ef­forts to prove his in­no­cence. The judge is con­sid­er­ing whether Green should get a full ev­i­den­tiary hear­ing that could pos­si­bly lead to a new trial, or if Green’s ef­fort should be de­nied.

Gilchrist said he was go­ing to reread doc­u­ments in the case and then is­sue a rul­ing at a later date.

AP FILE PHOTO

In this Fe­bru­ary 17, 1989 file photo, Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jor­dan serves his fa­ther, James, a slice of birth­day cake as his mother, Doloris, watches dur­ing a party in hon­our of Jor­dan’s 26th birth­day in Chicago, Illi­nois. James Jor­dan was killed July 23, 1993, and his body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp.

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