Man, 44, jailed for murdering a 10-year-old boy, admits guilt 23 years later
More than two decades after 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley’s body was found in a cement-filled tub at the bottom of a New England river, one of the two men convicted of the boy’s murder finally admitted it. having smothered child with gasoline soaked cloth.
“I’m guilty of that murder. I killed Jeffrey Curley, ”Charles Jaynes, now 44, told the Massachusetts Parole Board at his first-ever conditional hearing on Tuesday.
Jaynes is serving a life sentence plus 10 years on charges of second degree murder and kidnapping for Jeffrey’s death in October 1997 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jaynes had previously denied his guilt, but five or six years ago he confessed privately to a friend and a clergyman behind bars.
Convicted murderer Charles Jaynes, 44 (left), appeared on the Massachusetts Parole Board on Tuesday and publicly admitted for the first time that he murdered Jeffrey Curley, 10 (right)
Jaynes, then 22 years old, first met Jeffrey in April 1997 and was immediately sexually attracted to the young boy.
At Tuesday’s hearing, which Jaynes remotely attended, he admitted the 10-year-old is “ absolutely grooming ” with the promise of a new bike.
Jaynes told the parole board that his accomplice, Salvatore Sicari, then 21, had given him the idea of having sex with Jeffrey and then killing him.
Sicari is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a first-degree murder.
On October 1, 1997, Jaynes and Sicari saw Jeffrey walk out of his grandmother’s house and lured him into the back seat of their car by promising to take him to the store to buy him a new bike.
“He said, ‘You are my best friends,” Jaynes Jeffrey quoted. “I headed toward the bike shop because I didn’t want Jeffrey to be suspicious.”
Jaynes said he had “ absolutely groomed ” Jeffrey with the promise of a new bike after meeting the boy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in April 1997
Jaynes (pictured left in December 1997) claimed that it was his henchman, Salvatore Sicari (right), who had given him the idea that he could have sex with the boy and then kill him
After Jaynes said he choked Jeffrey with a cloth, Sicari sexually assaulted his body. Then they placed the corpse in this concrete-filled bath and threw it into a river in Maine
Jaynes drove the boy to the back of a supermarket, “so we could have privacy and kill Jeffrey,” he told the board. Boston Herald.
250-pound Jaynes sat in the backseat, put his arm around Jeffrey’s shoulder and pressed a gasoline-soaked cloth to his face until he choked.
He explained that he chose that method of killing because he “didn’t like the idea of broken bones or blood.”
Jaynes said that despite what the prosecutors said at trial, he did not kill the boy for refusing his sexual advances, but rather to impress Sicari, who wanted the child dead.
Barbara Curley, Jeffrey’s mom (left), spoke of the heartbreak of losing and living without her son. His father, Bob (right), called Jaynes ‘the devil’
Shaun Curley, Jeffrey’s brother, said the conditional hearing was nothing more than a publicity stunt for Jaynes
He also said he committed the crime of seeing if he could get away with it “like on TV and in the movies.”
Jaynes and Sicari then placed Jeffrey’s body in the trunk of their Cadillac and drove to Jaynes’s apartment in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Sicari sexually assaulted the child’s corpse.
Then the two men placed the body in a container filled with cement and lime, drove to Maine and dropped it into the Great Works River, a tributary of the Piscataqua River.
Police who later searched Jaynes’ apartment found Jeffrey’s dungarees and a maroon and gold number 32 football shirt that his mother said wore the afternoon of his disappearance.
At the hearing, Jaynes said he kept the sweater “as something to remind him of.”
In Jaynes’ Cadillac, police said they found pornographic magazines and receipts for the lime, concrete, and storage container used to remove the body.
Authorities searched for the body for four days based on a description of the location they said was given by Sicari, who said he wasn’t sure how to get there because he fell asleep while Jaynes was driving.
A few days after Jeffrey’s disappearance, police recovered the tub-sealed concrete tub of less than six feet of water.
Jaynes, who previously attempted to change his name to Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V, denied making the confession to gain fame or notoriety
Parole chairman Gloriann Moroney asked Jaynes whether his decision to make a public confession was motivated by a hunger for fame or notoriety, citing his failed attempt to change his name to Manasseh-Invictus Auric Thutmose V in 2012. , but he denied it.
Moroney noted that in prison, Jaynes has collected more than 40 disciplinary reports for various violations, some of them violent, telling him that he still has “a tremendous amount of work to do” to get to the bottom of his sexual deviance that led to the horrific crime.
Jeffrey’s parents and brother attended the hearing to oppose Jaynes’s release, reported CBS Boston.
“He took a piece of my heart. He took my little man. He changed our lives forever that day more than you can ever imagine. I will never have a happy day again, my heart is broken, “said Jeffrey’s mother, Barbara Curley.
Shaun Curley, Jeffrey’s brother, dismissed the hearing as ‘bullshit’ and a publicity stunt for Jaynes, claiming he deserves to die in prison, according to Boston 25 News.
“The real Charles Jaynes is the devil. That’s exactly the face of the devil, ”said Bob Curley, Jeffrey’s father.
The parole board is expected to take several weeks to decide if Jaynes should be released.