On July 23, 1993, 56-year-old James Jordan was killed in Robeson County, North Carolina, with both 17-year-old Larry Martin Demery or 18-year-old Daniel Andre Green alleged to be the triggerman. Almost 30-years later, it remains uncertain which teenager murdered the father of one of the most famous athletes on the planet.

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