John Gardner Sentencing: 3 Life Terms

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John Gardner, the registered sex offender who confessed to raping and killing teens Amber DuBois and Chelsea King, was sentenced to 3 consecutive life terms today, according to CNN. He pleaded guilty to the crimes April 16, and faced the girls' families today in court. "What I feel is so much deeper than I ever dare to express in a public forum. There are things I'd like to say, but to protect my son and to maintain the dignity of my family, my words will be far too mild to adequately...Read Full Story

John Gardner Pleads Guilty

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John Gardner, the man charged with killing San Diego area teen Chelsea King, plead guilty today in her murder, and that of 14-year-old Amber Dubois in 2009. He is expected to be sentenced to two consecutive life terms for the murders, and escaped the death penalty by pleading guilty, according to He also faces another 33 years to life in prison for assaulting a jogger on December 27. He is scheduled for sentencing June 1, and the plea also prohibits him from filing an...Read Full Story

John Gardner Arraignment Yields 'Not Guilty' Plea

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Convicted child molester John Gardner was brought before a judge Wednesday on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Chelsea King. Gardner shocked many by entering a plea of not guilty. King disappeared last Thursday while going for a jog in a San Diego park. Following her disappearance, police enlisted the help of the public as nearly 1,400 people searched for the high school student. But it wasn't until Tuesday that a dive team found her body in a shallow grave in a tributary of Lake...Read Full Story

John Albert Gardner Facing Arraignment

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John Albert Gardner will be arraigned in the Chelsea King case Wednesday, according to The 17-year-old's body was reportedly found today in Lake Hodges near the San Diego area where she disappeared Thursday after going on a run, and he will likely be charged with rape and murder. John Albert Gardner ( Gardner, 30, is a registered sex offender, and his DNA was reportedly found on King's underwear. He was arrested Sunday afternoon, and was being held without bail and not...Read Full Story

Chelsea King Update: Body Reportedly Found

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More About the Case: John Albert Gardner Arrested in Chelsea King CaseAmber Dubois' Disappearance Possibly Linked to Chelsea King Case Chelsea King's story has a tragic update today, as the 17-year-old's body was reportedly found in Lake Hodges today, according to The high school senior had been missing since last Thursday, when she didn't come home from a run. John Albert Gardner was arrested on Sunday in connection with the case. The 30-year-old sex offender is being held...Read Full Story