BROCKTON (AP) — The convicted killer of a 10-year-old Cambridge boy has lost a bid to change his name.
Charles Jaynes, who is serving a life sentence in prison, had sought to change his name to Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V, in line with his constitutional right to practice the Wiccan religion.READ MORE: Price Chopper Recalls Coleslaw, Stuffed Seafood Items
The Brockton Enterprise reports that Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Judge Catherine Sabaitis turned down the request, calling it “inconsistent with public interests.”READ MORE: Massachusetts Companies Starting To Announce Vaccination Requirements For Employees
Prosecutors said Jaynes and another man smothered Jeffrey Curley in 1997 with a gasoline-soaked rag when he resisted their sexual advances. The boy’s body was found in a weighed-down plastic container in a Maine river several days later.
The boy’s father, Robert Curley, opposed the name change and called Wednesday’s ruling “very good news.”MORE NEWS: Worcester Father Carlos Betancourt Accused Of Swinging Knife, Then Baseball Bat At Teen Lifeguards
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