Judge plans to reject new trial in death of Jordan’s father

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge says he won’t allow a man convicted of murdering Michael Jordan’s father in 1993 to proceed with an effort to prove his innocence.

Court documents show that Judge Winston Gilchrist informed lawyers Wednesday that he would deny Daniel Green’s request for an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Gilchrist told the lawyers his written order was forthcoming.

An attorney for Green, Chris Mumma, says she has filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider so new testimony from Green’s co-defendant can be heard. She says if that’s not allowed, she’ll file an appeal.

Green is serving a life sentence as one of two men convicted of killing James Jordan. Green was convicted of first-degree murder, and two state courts upheld the conviction.

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