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John Gardner Sentencing: 3 Life Terms

By Deena Bustillo on
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

By Deena Bustillo on
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 LaJollaLight.com. 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

By JJ Duncan on
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

By Deena Bustillo on
John Albert Gardner will be arraigned in the Chelsea King case Wednesday, according to SDNN.com. 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 (abc.com) 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

By Deena Bustillo on
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 SDNN.com. 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

Chelsea King's Body Reportedly Found In Lake Hodges

By Deena Bustillo on
Chelsea King's body was found this afternoon in Lake Hodges, according to SDNN.com. The 17-year-old had been missing since Thursday when she went on a run. Articles of her clothing were found yesterday, and search crews continued to scour the area today. Chelsea King's body was found in Lake Hodges (sdnn.com) John Albert Gardner was arrested Sunday in connection with the case, and is being charged with rape and murder. The 30-year-old is a registered sex offender, and possibly linked to...Read Full Story

Chelsea King's Clothing Found Near Lake

By Deena Bustillo on
Chelsea King's mother told news stations today that her daughter's underwear was found in the Lake Hodges area, near the site in San Diego County where the 17-year-old went missing last Thursday after going on a run. Divers are now searching the 4 square mile lake for more clues. John Albert Gardner, a 30-year-old registered sex offender, has been arrested but not charged in connection to the case. He is being held on suspicion of rape and murder and is not being cooperative with police...Read Full Story

Chelsea King Update: John Albert Gardner Arrested

By Deena Bustillo on
The big Chelsea King update came this weekend, as an arrest was made yesterday in connection with the case, though the 17-year-old has not been found, and charges have not yet been filed. John Albert Garder was arrested on suspicion of rape and murder, and is apparently not cooperating with authorities. According to CBS, police fear she was raped and killed by Gardner, who is also possibly linked to the disappearance of another teen last year, and an attack on a jogger a few months ago...Read Full Story

Amber Dubois' Disappearance Possibly Linked to Chelsea King Case

By Deena Bustillo on
Amber Dubois went missing at 14 just over a year ago while she was walking to school, and John Albert Gardner, the man arrested in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Chelsea King, could be linked to the case. Authorities arrested Gardner Sunday and are looking into the possibility, according to SignOnSanDiego.com. Gardner is apparently not cooperating with authorities, but is being held on suspicion of rape and murder. The 30-year-old registered sex offender is believed to...Read Full Story

John Albert Gardner Arrested in Chelsea King Case

By Deena Bustillo on
John Albert Gardner, a 30-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Chelsea King from the San Diego area. King went missing last week after she went on a run and still has not been located. Helicopters and search crews are continuing to look for the high school senior today, and hope to find her alive. “During the search the last three days we have obtained numerous pieces of physical evidence in the search scene,” San Diego County...Read Full Story