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Mass. child killer, now Wiccan, seeks name change

Man was convicted of abducting, molesting and killing a 10-year-old boy

The Associated Press

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man convicted of abducting, molesting and killing a 10-year-old boy has asked a court to let him change his name to Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V because of his conversion to Wiccanism.

Charles Jaynes, 37, listed his reason for changing his name as "Wiccan religious tennet," on the petition filed with Plymouth Probate Court in June. He lists his address as the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater and his occupation as inmate.

Jaynes is serving a life sentence for the 1997 slaying of Jeffrey Curley. He and another man lured Jeffrey into a car with the promise of a new bike.

Robert Curley, Jeffrey's father, said he may exercise his legal right to object to the name change.

"It doesn't matter what his name is," Curley told The Enterprise of Brockton. "Nothing will change what he has done, so I think Charles Jaynes is the name he should be stuck with."

Prosecutors say Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari smothered the boy 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.

Jaynes and Sicari were tried separately and blamed each other for the boy's killing. Jaynes, of Brockton and Manchester, N.H., was convicted of second-degree murder and kidnapping. Sicari, of Cambridge, was convicted of first-degree murder.

The high-profile case prompted talk of restoring the death penalty in Massachusetts.
 

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