Channel 8 to air interview with Gardner

An interview with murderer and rapist John Albert Gardner III, who admitted killing North County teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, is set to air on a local TV station this afternoon.

Gardner, 31, spoke with News 8 in an exclusive interview set to air at 5 p.m., and again at 6:30 and 11 p.m.

Gardner is locked up in San Diego Central Jail, pending sentencing May 14.

In exchange for pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Amber in February 2009 and Chelsea a year later, Gardner will get two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole. He will also be sentenced to an additional 33 years to life for assaulting a woman on Dec. 27.

Gardner has become a lightning rod for activists who want tighter restraints on sex offenders. He had already done five years in prison for attacking a teenage girl before he killed Amber and Chelsea.

Chelsea, a 17-year-old, straight-A senior at Poway High School disappeared Feb. 25 after going for a run at Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Her body was discovered five days later in a shallow grave near a tributary of nearby Lake Hodges — not far from Gardner’s mother’s home where he attacked a neighbor girl in 2000.

Amber, 14, vanished while walking to Escondido High School in February 2009. Her skeletal remains were found last month in Pala.

A DNA match to semen found on Chelsea’s underwear prompted Gardner’s arrest. He avoided the death penalty by leading authorities to Amber’s body.

Related posts:

  1. Gardner sentencing moved up to May 14
  2. Prison report on John Gardner released
  3. Amber Dubois’ father reacts at Gardner’s arraignment
  4. Report: Gardner violated parole seven times
  5. Status hearing for John Gardner scheduled for Friday

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=2442

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • Look how you’ve grown! La Jolla Secret Garden tour celebrates 16 years
    The upcoming Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, a fundraiser for the La Jolla Historical Society, has come a long way from its first venture in 1999. Event co-founder Linda Marrone said, over time, the committee came up with ways to change and improve the tour, creating the “successful” event it is today. […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar April 17-24
    Bird Rock Elementary will hold new student registration for the 2014-2105 school year, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Bird Rock Elementary auditorium, 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave. An enrollment packet can be picked up in the office in advance to be completed before the registration date. (858) 488-0537. […]
  • Thanks for the non-memories
    When I considered whether to go to my 40th high school reunion — my first reunion ever — the first thing I thought about was whether I’d have to confront my high school nemesis, Medusa (not her real name). […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS