• Judge plans to reject new trial in death of Michael Jordan's father

    By: JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press


    RALEIGH, N.C. - 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.

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    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.

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    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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