Man loses 2nd bid for retrial in Curley killing
BOSTON -- One of two men convicted in the killing of a 10-year-old Cambridge boy has lost his second bid for a new trial.
Charles Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari were convicted of killing Jeffrey Curley in October 1997 after luring the boy into a car by promising him a bicycle. Prosecutors said the men smothered the boy with a gasoline-soaked rag when he resisted their sexual advances.
Jaynes argued in a second motion for a new trial filed last year that his lawyer and the judge at his trial made numerous mistakes, including allowing the jury to hear about statements he made expressing his sexual interest in young boys.
Judge Hiller Zobel ruled earlier this month that Jaynes had already raised most of the claims in earlier appeals or waived his right to do so.
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