Convicted murderer appeals for new trial.
Daniel Andre Green, the man convicted of killing Michael Jordan’s father James Jordan in 1993, has appealed for a new trial.
According to Paul Woolverton of the Fayetteville Observer, Green is asking for a new trial on the grounds of juror and law enforcement misconduct. The report alleges that jury foreperson Paula Locklear has signed an affidavit claiming she violated a judge’s orders by visiting the scene of the murder.
Per Paul Woolverton, the affidavit states,
“This visit influenced my interpretation of the evidence and played a role in my deliberations of the case,” the affidavit says, per Woolverton. “Specifically, based on my visit to the scene, I came to believe that Mr. Jordan had died in South Carolina at the location where his body was discovered.”
Green, 42, is also alleging misconduct by law enforcement, claiming the district attorney “misled the jury by exaggerating the blood test results and also hid blood tests that were inconclusive.”
A hearing was held Wednesday in front of Superior Court Judge Michael Beale to consider Green’s argument. He was convicted in March 1996 and is currently serving a life sentence in prison.