Murderer denied name change to 'Yunus Mohammed' - KPTV - FOX 12

Murderer denied name change to 'Yunus Mohammed'

Posted: Updated:

A man who will spend the rest of his life behind bars will have to do it under his given name.

Mark Beebout filed a motion in court to legally change his name to Yunus Mohammed. A judge denied that motion Friday, saying such a name change was not in the public interest and therefore would not be approved.

Mark Beebout pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in February for killing 15-year-old Mayra Sophia Cruz Rodriguez, whose body was found in Washington Park, and 32-year-old Nikayla Powell, whose body was found in her Belmont Street apartment.

He received two consecutive life sentences in prison with no possibility of parole earlier this month.

Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.