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Killer of Michael Jordon’s father approved for parole in 2023

Killer of Michael Jordon’s father: Larry M. Demery, 44, one of the two people convicted of killing the prominent basketball player Michael Jordan father James Jordan in 1993 has been granted a 2023 parole date. The North Carolina’s Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission, on Tuesday, announced via Twitter that Larry Demery will be a free man on August 6, 2023.

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Murder: Michael Jordan

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The 56-year-old man was brutally shot to death while he was taking a nap in his cherry-red Lexus along a North Carolina Highway. His corpse was found after around 11 days after the incident in a swampy area of McColl, South Carolina. The prime motive of the shooting, as stated by the Prosecutors, was a robbery. 

Both the killer of Michael – Larry Demery and Daniel Green have pointed to each other as the triggerman. Demery, as part of a plea deal, testified against his partner-in-crime during his trial. The offenders were sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for first- degree murder.

Judgment for the killers:

North Carolina’s sentencing laws eliminated parole for crimes committed on or after October 1, 1994. But since Larry Demery was convicted before the guidelines were issued, he was eligible for the parole.  

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After effects: 

The NBA legend Michael Jordon was shattered by the news of his father’s murder. Although he was planning on getting retired from the game, he retired just a while after his father’s tragic death. “It made me realize how short life is, how quickly things can end, how innocently,” Jordan said at the news conference announcing his retirement. “And I thought that there are times in one’s life when you have to put games aside. I wanted to give more time to my family. I’ve been very selfish about centering things on my basketball career. Now it’s time to be unselfish with them.”

Michael Jorden has declined to comment on parole of one of the offenders, as stated by his representative.

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