May 14, 2010 9:14 PM by Stefanie Boe, News First 5

Sex offender who attacked a Colorado Springs woman sentenced to life

SAN DIEGO - A sex offender convicted of killing two teenage girls in San Diego County has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

John Albert Gardner cried Friday as the girls' families took turns at the podium addressing him during his sentencing hearing in San Diego.

Gardner reached a plea deal last month that spared him a possible death penalty. He admitted raping and murdering 14-year-old Amber Dubois last year and 17-year-old Chelsea King in February.

He also pleaded guilty to attempting to rape a jogger near the spot where he attacked Chelsea. That jogger was a Colorado Springs woman who was in California visiting family.




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