John Albert Garnder III Gets 3 Life Sentences

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John Albert Gardner III received 3 consecutive life sentences Friday for the murder of teens Amber DuBois, 14, and Chelsea King, 17, during rape attempts, according to CNN. As part of a plea bargain, he was spared the death penalty by entering a guilty plea. Kelly King, Chelsea's mother, spoke to her daughter's killer in court. "What I feel is so much deeper than I ever dare to express in a public forum," she said. "There are things I'd like to say, but to protect my son and to maintain...Read Full Story

John Albert Garnder III Gets 3 Life Sentences

By Deena Bustillo on
John Albert Gardner III received 3 consecutive life sentences Friday for the murder of teens Amber DuBois, 14, and Chelsea King, 17, during rape attempts, according to CNN. As part of a plea bargain, he was spared the death penalty by entering a guilty plea. Kelly King, Chelsea's mother, spoke to her daughter's killer in court. "What I feel is so much deeper than I ever dare to express in a public forum," she said. "There are things I'd like to say, but to protect my son and to maintain...Read Full Story

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 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 Albert Gardner Trial Delayed Until August

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John Albert Gardner, the 30-year-old sex offender charged with 17-year-old Chelsea King's rape and murder, will not have his preliminary trial until August now, following a short appearance in court today. According to SDNN.com, Gardner, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was originally supposed to appear in court March 18. Also on Zimbio: John Albert Gardner Possibly Linked to 'Several' Other Abductions Chelsea King Update: Body Reportedly Found Apparently the public defender...Read Full Story