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SCV: Inmate’s name-change petition properly denied (access required)

The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in denying an incarcerated man’s petition to change his name, following a religious conversion. The court reasoned that the name change was antithetical to his sentencing. Background Appellant Brian Wendell Jordan is serving a lengthy term of incarceration after his conviction for several serious offenses, including first-degree murder. In ...