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United By Tragedy

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Gardner Pleads Guilty To Both Dubois and King Murders

April 16, 2010 | By KPBS News

Gardner Pleads Guilty To Both Dubois and King Murders

Sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. He led authorities to Amber Dubois' body.

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Lawyers Question Usefulness Of Proposed Chelsea's Law

April 13, 2010 | By Amita Sharma

Lawyers Question Usefulness Of Proposed Chelsea's Law

Chelsea’s Law is being billed as closing the gaps in existing laws for sex offenders. But some say in San Diego’s legal community are questioning whether the proposed law will really make anyone safer.

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The Story On Parole for Sexual Offenders

April 7, 2010 | By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Are California's sex offender and parole laws being properly enforced? What are the economic and social costs of implementing stricter laws? We'll look at the battle to make sure California's legal system is working properly.

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California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitations Releases Central File On John Gardner

March 17, 2010 | By Wendy Fry

California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitations Releases Central File On John Gardner

A 282-page document released today by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation contains the history of John Albert Gardner III's incarceration in the California state prison system. The document contains graphic material.

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Sex Offender Law Enforcement Flawed?

March 5, 2010 | By Megan Burke, Hank Crook, Gloria Penner

The community remains shaken by the rape and murder of a Poway teenager. We'll examine the effectiveness of laws designed to protect against sexually violent predators.

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Chelsea King's Case Raises Doubts About Megan's Law

March 3, 2010 | By Amita Sharma

Chelsea King's Case Raises Doubts About Megan's Law

The suspect in the death of Poway teenager Chelsea King is due in a San Diego courtroom this afternoon. John Gardner is in police custody on suspicion of murder and rape in the King case. Gardner is a registered sex offender. King's death has left some parents frustrated over whether Megan's Law is really working.

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Legal Experts Say 1-Strike Law For Sex Offenders Already Exists

March 10, 2010 | By Amita Sharma

Legal Experts Say 1-Strike Law For Sex Offenders Already Exists

The deaths of 17-year-old Chelsea King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois have spawned a local movement to lobby for a law to lock up sexual predators for life. But legal experts say those laws are already on the books. The courts are not enforcing them.

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Fletcher Wants Evaluation Of Calif. Sex Offender Laws

March 9, 2010 | By Katie Orr

Fletcher Wants Evaluation Of Calif. Sex Offender Laws

A state lawmaker is taking a closer look at California’s sex offender laws after the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King. San Diego County Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is also going after the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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Should Calif. Change Sex Predator Laws?

San Diego remains shaken by the rape and murder of Poway teenager Chelsea King. We discuss the details of the case, and how it could impact California's sex offender laws in the future.

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