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They say you can run, but you can’t hide.

We say that to make a point about serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo.

Last seen in an exclusive phone chat with Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, he recently filed a motion to legally change his name to the less memorable Joseph Lee Ostrierre. A Wise County Circuit Court judge on Friday told him no.

Malvo is now 26. When he was 17, he went on a cross-country killing spree with John Allen Muhammad, murdering random people from Washington state to Washington DC.

Ten people in the DC region were slain in a three-week period in October 2002, including victims in the Falls Church and Manassas (Virginia) areas. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Falls Church murder. Muhammad was executed for the Manassas murder.

Malvo filed a motion to change his name due to concern for “his safety, [to] reduce the risk of assault by other inmates due to the notoriety of his crimes.” Wise County Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea rejected the request, saying that whatever he called himself, people would still know he was the infamous Malvo, who claims more murders every time he speaks publicly. He ramped up the total number of killings in his interview with William Shatner in July 2010, which investigators said was not believable.


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