BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - The father of a boy who was kidnapped and killed at the age of 10 is speaking out against a convicted killer's upcoming parole hearing.
Bob Curley has never stopped fighting for his son, Jeffrey. Now that his killer, Charles Jaynes, has a parole hearing scheduled, Bob knows he'll be fighting for the rest of his life.
"You know it's coming, but still when the reality hits you, it's still a shock," says Bob. "It's still not a pleasant feeling."
A jury convicted Jaynes of second-degree murder 15 years ago, making him eligible for parole now. Jaynes' parole hearing has been scheduled for March 19. Bob thinks there are people in jail that deserve a second chance, but that Jaynes is not one of them.
In November, Jaynes petitioned for a name change and was denied. Bob attended that hearing and says he'll attend Jaynes' parole hearing as well, but he won't be listening to what he has to tell the parole board.
"He had this hearing for his name change and he's rambling on about his new found religion. He's a Wiccan. He's changed. How he's grown. Hey, come on will ya? I really don't want to hear anything from him. I could care less what he has got to say," says Bob.
Jaynes, along with Salvatore Sicari, were convicted of abducting and murdering Jeffrey in 1997, sodomizing his body in a New Hampshire apartment, putting his body in a container and dumping it in a Maine river.
Word that Jaynes is eligible for parole has quickly spread. At the website Causes.com, more than 2,700 people have pledged to write to the parole board, urging it to reject Jaynes' petition. More than 5,000 people have shared the petition.
"The support that we've received over the years has been fantastic, really has been good," says Bob. "I think things like this scare people to the core. That somebody can come into a neighborhood like East Cambridge and commit a crime like that against a child. If that doesn't frighten you to your core, nothing will."
If Jaynes is denied parole, he can petition for it again every two to five years. Bob tells FOX 25 he will go to each and every parole hearing. He hopes to meet with federal prosecutors to see if federal charges can be brought against Jaynes.