Father fights convicted killer's name change
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Robert Curley filed a petition in court Thursday to fight a name change requested by Charles Jaynes, the man who was convicted of murdering Curley’s 10-year-old son.
Jaynes and another man, Salvatore Sicari, were arrested in 1997 for kidnapping and murdering Jeff Curley and then abusing and dumping his body. Fifteen years later, Robert Curley is still walking into courts fighting for justice for his son.
“Charles Jaynes, he is a murderer, he’s a pedophile, he’s a self-admitted necrophiliac and this is all calculated by him for when he gets out of jail,” said Curley.
Jaynes said he wants the name change for religious purposes because he is now a practicing Wiccan.
“He’s very cunning and he’s not stupid. He’s not as smart as he thinks he is,” said Curley.
Jaynes was convicted for second degree murder. He’s serving a life sentence but is eligible for parole. Curley said if he ever gets out, the world should only know him as Charles Jaynes.
“If he changes his name, it becomes a public safety issue,” said Curley. “He could move in next door to somebody and they would have no idea who he is.”
Jaynes recently waived a parole hearing and his next hearing would be in five years unless he requests one sooner. Sicari, convicted of first-degree murder, is serving a life sentence without parole eligibility.