According to reports, Larry Demery, one of the men convicted for the murder of Michael Jordan’s father had his pending parole release pulled on Tuesday without explanation.
Demery was set to be released on Aug. 6, 2023, however, the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission announced on Tuesday that the parole agreement was terminated, effective immediately. Demery would have also had to complete a reentry educational program before the August release date.
While it’s not immediately clear what brought about the termination, many sources close to the situation, from inside the prison itself and out, say Demery has a history of behavioral issues. Over the course of his sentence, he’s received 19 citations.
Demery and his friend Daniel Andre Green were arrested in the 1993 murder.
Both men were convicted and sentenced in 1996: “Demery was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery […]
Green was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in 1996 and also was sentenced to life in prison.”
James Raymond Jordan Sr. (August 1, 1936 – July 23, 1993) was an American mechanic and the father of basketball player Michael Jordan, and was the paternal grandfather of basketball players Jeffrey Jordan and Marcus Jordan.
On July 23, 1993, while returning home after spending the day playing golf, Jordan Sr. pulled over on US Highway 74 just south of Lumberton, North Carolina, to take a nap.
Daniel Andre Green and Larry Martin Demery spotted the car Michael had recently purchased for him (a red Lexus SC400 with the North Carolina license plate that read “UNC0023”).
Green shot Jordan to death while he slept in his car and then stole the vehicle. His body was found on August 3 in a swamp in McColl, South Carolina.
As his body was in a state of extreme decomposition, Jordan Sr. was not identified until August 13 with the help of dental records provided by the family dentist; his body had previously been cremated by the coroner due to lack of storage space, but his jaw and hands were preserved for identification.
After going through Jordan Sr.’s belongings, Green and Demery realized that Jordan Sr. was the father of Michael Jordan.
They had taken other items from the car, including two NBA championship rings given to Jordan Sr. by his son. Green and Demery made several calls from Jordan Sr.’s cell phone and as a result were immediately captured.
After their arrest, Demery said that they had planned only to tie up their victim and that Green pulled the trigger for no reason.
Both were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. The accusation was based only on Demery’s testimony.
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