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Cambridge boy’s killer asks judge to OK name change

Father of victim Jeffrey Curley condemns the request

BROCKTON — Charles Jaynes, who was convicted in 1998 of killing a 10-year-old Cambridge boy in one of the state’s most infamous murder cases, tried to persuade a judge Tuesday that he not only is a different person but also needs a new name.

Now bald and sporting a full, dark beard, Jaynes says he has converted to the Wiccan religion and must change his given name to ­Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V in order to truly practice it.

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