SAN DIEGO (AP) - Sex offender John Albert Gardner has pleaded guilty to killing two San Diego County teenage girls.
Gardner entered the pleas Friday to the deaths of 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old Chelsea King. In exchange, prosecutors will not seek the death penalty. The plea agreement calls... more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a review of the way the state handled a molestation case involving a man who is now charged with murdering one California teenager and under investigation for another killing.
The order came Friday, a day after The Associated Press disclosed John... more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Records obtained by The Associated Press show a convicted sex offender charged with killing a 17-year-old San Diego County girl could have been sent back to prison for violating his parole.
The records show parole officials found John Albert Gardner III was illegally living within... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say the sex offender charged with killing a San Diego teen initially eluded suspicion in her disappearance because he was registered on California's sex crimes database as living in a neighboring county. Investigators in Riverside County say convicted child molester John Albert Gardner III similarly... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The convicted sex offender charged with murdering Chelsea King is under investigation in last year's disappearance of a 14-year-old girl and an attempted abduction of another teen.
Escondido police say they're investigating whether John Albert Gardner III is responsible for the disappearance of Amber Dubois,... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 30-year-old sex offender has appeared in a San Diego court to face charges of murdering 17-year-old Chelsea King, who vanished last week. John Albert Gardner III showed no emotion Wednesday as his public defender entered pleas of not guilty to murder with a special allegation... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 30-year-old sex offender has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old San Diego County girl who vanished after heading off for a run in a park.
Prosecutors say John Albert Gardner III also faces a special allegation of rape or attempted rape, and a count... more »
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Criminal charges will be filed against the convicted sex offender suspected of murdering a 17-year-old San Diego County girl.
District attorney's spokesman Paul Levikow says charges against John Albert Gardner III will be revealed at a Tuesday afternoon arraignment.
Levikow wouldn't say what charges... more »