Man sentenced to life for cab driver’s killing seeks parole
Carlos Jordan has spent 40 years in prison for murdering a taxi-cab driver
With the help of a group that works to free adolescent offenders who have spent decades in prison, a 17-year-old teen convicted in the fatal 1981 shooting of a taxi driver is seeking parole. After 40 years in prison, Carlos Jordan is now 57 years old, and is scheduled for a Thursday hearing before the Michigan Parole Board. He is serving a life sentence after being convicted in Genesee County of second-degree murder in the December 1981 killing of Stephen Warnemuende, who was 25 years of age at the time of his death.
Jordan is getting support from the Adolescent Redemption Project, which says on its website that he is a model prisoner who is just a few credits from obtaining a degree in business administration.
The group says early drinking and drug abuse stunted Jordan’s brain development as a child, leaving him to be “heavily influenced by his peers and street culture,” The Flint Journal reported.
Back in 1981, Warnemuende was found slumped over the steering wheel of his taxi cab in a Flint high school’s parking lot with bullet wounds through the back of his head and his shoulder
Jordan was sentenced to life in prison in November 1982.
Prosecutors said Jordan and the two teens other had schemed to hold up the Flint Amtrak station but decided instead to rob a taxi cab.
Jordan is also serving two sentences tied to an attempted 1987 prison escape.