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Man Who Killed Child in 1997 Seeks New Trial

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    Man Who Killed Child in 1997 Seeks New Trial
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    Charles Jaynes

    A Massachusetts man convicted of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old boy in 1997 is asking a federal court to grant him a new trial or set him free.

    Lawyers for Charles Jaynes argued before a three-judge panel at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that he should get a new trial because the public was wrongfully barred from jury selection and he had an ineffective lawyer during his first trial.

    The Boston Herald reports
    that a lawyer for the state said no one objected when the court was closed.

    The panel did not immediately rule.

    Authorities say Jaynes and another man smothered Jeffrey Curley with a gasoline-soaked rag when he resisted their sexual advances. Jeffrey's body was found in a weighed-down container in a Maine river days later.

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