An error in sentencing is keeping one of the two men convicted in the killing of Michael Jordan’s father from seeking parole, according to the Associated Press.
Larry Martin Demery was given a life sentence after the July 1993 shooting of James Jordan, and also received time in prison for another conviction. Therein lies the issue.
“Case law now says the remedy is to withdraw the guilty plea and renegotiate a new sentence or have a new trial,” Attorney Hugh Rogers told the AP on Monday. “We’re not looking for trials, but hopefully we can set aside the convictions, enter a new plea and we’ll be looking at one life sentence.”