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Accused killer linked to another girl's death
Nine News ^ | March 9, 2010 | Ninemsn staff

Posted on 03/09/2010 5:27:18 AM PST by myknowledge

A man charged with the rape and murder of a teenage girl has been linked to another child's killing after the discovery of more remains.

US registered sex offender John Albert Gardner III pleaded not guilty last week to the murder and rape of 17-year-old Californian girl Chelsea King, whose body was found in a shallow grave in northern San Diego last week shortly after she disappeared while jogging.

Now Gardner is a suspect in another murder case, after the bones of 14-year-old Amber Dubois were recovered at the weekend from a remote area outside San Diego.

Amber had vanished a year ago and was last seen near her school, just 16km from the same crime scene where Chelsea’s body was found.

Police issued a brief statement today saying Gardner is a suspect in both murders.

"The Amber Dubois crime scene is still being processed and John Albert Gardner III remains a focus of the investigation."

Gardner is already potentially facing the death penalty and is expected back in court tomorrow.

He was jailed for six years in 2000 for molesting a 13-year-old neighbor in San Diego. He has also been charged with the attempted rape of another woman December in the same park where Chelsea disappeared.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; johnalbertgardner; sandiego; sexoffender; teengirlkillings
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To: Travis McGee
So where did the Amber tip come from? It must have come from the perp. It just "happened" to come a week after Gardner was arrested? So, was a no-death-penalty deal struck with the DAs?

The tip came from a family whose kids found human hair while the family was on an outing. The mother and father ignored what the kids told them until after this guy was arrested for killing Chelsea, they then remembered what their kids had told them and called the police. Acting on their tip the cops found Amber's remains.

Hopefully they won't make any deal with this a**hat but this is CA(of which I am a resident).

21 posted on 03/09/2010 6:54:41 AM PST by calex59
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To: mplc26138

I don’t know about that. In CA, the death penalty is essentially equivalent to life without parole anyway.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 7:09:06 AM PST by jrp
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To: Bean Counter

Two young teens were murdered here on the coast a few years back and a few other woman over the decades dissappeard.
No one ever charged in those cases.

Then the gal who was murdered as she was snatched from her sisters apt parking lot in broad daylight.

That was the Willberger case.

The monster was on his way over here to the coast for a court date and decided to kill that lil gal on the way.

He kept her alive for two days torturing her.

Yeah we have alot here.

And that creep who killed the two IIRC teens who were freinds with his daughter and his Dad was in jail for murder too.

Remember they demolished the home so as not to leave a reminder?

Yeah and he buried on under his newly cemented yard the other one IIRC stuffed in a barrel.

Then we had the Green River killer dump his victems here.

It was on my septic guys Grandparents property unbeknownst to them.

They use to have groups of kids come up and ride horses on the property and one of the group leaders kept complaining of a horrid smell when they rode in one area....

Too many in our lil state.


23 posted on 03/09/2010 7:46:09 AM PST by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: myknowledge

Get a conviction before sentencing him, please.

That said, its too bad we can’t make the bleeding-heart morons that let him out stand trial with him.


24 posted on 03/09/2010 7:48:02 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: null and void; myknowledge

“Gardner is already potentially facing the death penalty and is expected back in court tomorrow. “

Appears California may be wanting to kill this scum.


25 posted on 03/09/2010 12:29:40 PM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: Ro_Thunder

In the extremely unlikely event that the court actually gives him the death penalty, his is far more apt to died of old age before all the appeals and protests are over.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 12:46:12 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 411 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Unfortunately, that happens in Texas, too.

I’d rather him be in jail on death row waiting to be executed than even the remotest possibility of him being “life” with a chance to get out someday.

Frankly, I’m kind of hoping he just goes into “Gen Pop”, with the moniker “Child Molester & Murderer”.. he’ll get his, one way or the other. (or both)


27 posted on 03/09/2010 1:46:10 PM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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