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Murderer denied name change to 'Yunus Mohammed'

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

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.

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