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The Crimes of John Albert Gardner III

Accused Rapist and Killer

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John Albert Gardner III

John Albert Gardner III

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Convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner III was charged with the rape and murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King, the attempted assault of another in the same San Diego park and could be involved in the disappearance of other young girls.Latest Developments Gardner Gets 3 Consecutive Life Terms
May 14, 2010
A California man who admitted to raping and killed two San Diego teens and trying to rape another female jogger has been given three consecutive life sentences after an emotional sentencing hearing. John ALbert Gardner III bowed his head and wept as family members of his victims gave their impact statements.

Previous Developments

Gardner Pleads Guilty to Two Teen Murders
April 16, 2010
In a surprising move, a convicted California sex offender has entered guilty pleas to raping and killing two teenage girls in a deal to avoid the death penalty. John Albert Gardner III admitted to kidnapping, raping and killing 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old Chelsea King.

Chelsea's Law Aimed at Sex Offenders
March 23, 2010
The parents of a 17-year-old who was abducted by a convicted sex offender while jogging in a California park are launching a campaign to pass a law aimed at sexual predators. Chelsea's Law would call for lifetime electronic monitoring for all sex offenders.

Remains of Amber Dubois Found
March 6, 2010
Less than a week after a registered sex offender was arrested for the death of 18-year-old Chelsea King, the skeletal remains of a 14-year-old girl have been found in a remote section of an Indian reservation north of San Diego. Authorities have identified the remains as those of Amber Leeanne Dubois, but would not say what lead them to the location.

Body of Chelsea King Found by Searchers
March 2, 2010
The body of a missing 17-year-old California girl has been found in a shallow grave in an area where authorities had focused their search. The body of Chelsea King was found within a few feet from where one of her running shoes was found earlier.

Sex Offender Arrested in Chelsea King Case
Feb. 28, 2010
A registered California sex offender has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who vanished last week and is still missing. Police arrested John Albert Gardner III in connection with the disappearance of Chelsea King.

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