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Inmate’s name change bid is denied by judge

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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, saying the change was based on his constitutional right to practice the Wiccan religion. The Brockton Enterprise reported that Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Judge Catherine Sabaitis turned down the request, calling it ‘‘inconsistent with public interests.’’ Prosecutors said Jaynes and another man smothered Jeffrey Curley in 1997 with a gasoline-soaked rag when he resisted their sexual advances.

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