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Crime Attorneys say evidence tampering in James Jordan murder

18:55  05 february  2018
18:55  05 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

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FILE - James Jordan , father of Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan is shown in a1993 file photo. Attorneys for Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the murder of James Jordan say their client deserves a new trial because they say someone tampered with evidence .

Attorneys for Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the murder of James Jordan say their client deserves a new trial because they say someone tampered with evidence .

James Jordan, father of Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan is shown in a1993 file photo. Attorneys for Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the murder of James Jordan say their client deserves a new trial because they say someone tampered with evidence. Attorneys say the autopsy found no hole in James Jordan's shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area. The new claim was filed Wednesday, June 15, 2017 in Robeson County Superior Court. © AP Photo/Tim Boyle, File James Jordan, father of Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan is shown in a1993 file photo. Attorneys for Daniel Green, serving a life sentence for the murder of James Jordan say their client deserves a new trial because they say someone tampered with evidence. Attorneys say the autopsy found no hole in James Jordan's shirt that corresponded with the bullet wound in his upper right chest area. The new claim was filed Wednesday, June 15, 2017 in Robeson County Superior Court. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The killer serving life in prison for murdering NBA legend Michael Jordan's father has seen his bid for a new trial postponed for months after a new state law forced off the judge weighing his request.

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Retired Superior Court Judge Michael Beale said he had worked on the Jordan murder case for more than a year before he was removed in September. Green's attorney says someone tampered with the dead man's shirt after his autopsy.

"This newly discovered evidence of tampering adds to the growing list of legal concerns and factual evidence which add weight to the conclusion that not only does Daniel Green deserve a new trial but that he is innocent of the murder of James Jordan ," said Chris Mumma

The Fayetteville Observer reports the law affects Daniel Andre Green, who with an accomplice killed James Jordan along a North Carolina road. His body was dumped in a South Carolina swamp.

The law stops retired judges who return to the bench to fill judicial gaps from taking lengthy cases unless they involve business disputes.

Retired Superior Court Judge Michael Beale said he had worked on the Jordan murder case for more than a year before he was removed in September.

Green's attorney says someone tampered with the dead man's shirt after his autopsy. Pallbearers carry the casket August 15 of James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, out after services at the Rockfish A.M.E. Church in Wallace, NC. as his wife Delores is helped down the steps. Two persons have been arrested today in connection with the murder of James Jordan August 3. © Reuters Pallbearers carry the casket August 15 of James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, out after services at the Rockfish A.M.E. Church in Wallace, NC. as his wife Delores is helped down the steps. Two persons have been arrested today in connection with the murder of James Jordan August 3.

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