• Two men convicted in the killing of Michael Jordan's dad may get parole
  • Demery could catch a break through the Mutual Agreement Parole Program
  • Demery and Green still fingerpointing on who really killed James Jordan Sr.

Two people believed to be the ones behind the murder of Michael Jordan's dad, James Sr., could be up for parole despite being sentenced to life in prison. Larry Demery and Daniel Andre Green were convicted of shooting James Jordan Sr. back in 1993 but one of them, Demery, could be released due to the Mutual Agreement Parole Program (MAPP).

It was back in July 1993 when the father of Michael Jordan was shot to death while he was sleeping in his car at a rest stop in North Carolina. The body of James Jordan Sr. was dumped in South Carolina and was found 11 days later. Demery and Green were arrested for the murder and each got life sentences.

But in a sudden turn of events, the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission reveal that Demery is being considered for parole through the MAPP, TMZ Sports reported. This program was designed to prepare selected inmates for release through structured activities, scheduled progression in custody levels, participation in community-based programs and established parole dates per the NC Dept. of Public Safety.

However, it should be noted that there is no official word on whether Demery would be released. Likewise, it remains to be known if Green would be eligible for the same program.

Back in 2018, Green maintained his innocence and said he had nothing to do with James Jordan Sr.'s death. However, the fact is the was an accessory to the crime when he participated in the disposal of the body, the Associated Press reported via

However, it conflicts with the allegations of Demery who said that it was Green who pulled the trigger and killed Jordan, the Fayetteville Observer reported. Demery pleaded guilty to being a party do the murder.

It was one of the dark moments for Michael Jordan who would retire for the first time three months later after leading the Chicago Bulls to its third NBA title. He ventured out to trying baseball which did not turn out well.

In 1995, he would make a return to the NBA scene and lead the Bulls again to three more titles. He would retire once again with the Bulls but tried to make another (unsuccessful) return with the Washington Wizards.

Jordan is still involved in basketball at the moment as the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

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Former basketball great Michael Jordan delivers a speech as he attends a party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan shoe line in Paris, June 12, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes