BROCKTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A convicted child killer was back in court Tuesday trying to change his name.
Charles Jaynes, one of two men convicted for the brutal 1997 abduction and murder of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley, had a hearing at Plymouth County Probate and Family Court in Brockton.
Jaynes wants to change his name to reflect his Wiccan beliefs. His initial request was denied, so Jaynes appealed that decision. No decision was made Tuesday, but the judge said she would have one within the week.
Curley's father is opposed to the name change because he believes that could make it easier for Jaynes to reoffend if he's released on parole.
The murder of Jeffrey is one of the most notorious cases in Massachusetts history. The case brought the state within one vote in the legislature of re-instating the death penalty for the Commonwealth.
Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari were convicted of abducting Jeffrey near his home. When Jeffrey resisted the sexual advances of Jaynes, the child was suffocated to death with a gasoline soaked rag. Jeffrey's body was transported to an apartment in Manchester, N.H., where it was sodomized. Jeffrey's body was discovered stuffed inside a Rubbermaid container at the bottom of a Maine river.
Sicari was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life no parole sentence.