Have you noticed that simple, modest girls never seem to become victims of rape or murder? It’s always the “hey look at me, everybody must look at me cause I’m oh so hawt and I demand everyone to drool over me” types that this happens to. Denial by themselves or their family members doesn’t necessarily make it not so.
Video below is a segment by 48 Hours Mystery series on the disappearance of 14 year old Amber Leeanne Dubois who went missing while on her way to Escondido High School, and a connected disappearance of 17 year old Chelsea King who disappeared while jogging near Lake Hodges just 10 miles from where Amber Dubois went missing.
Amber Dubois disappeared in February 2009 but her skeletal remains were not recovered until March 2010, following the February 28, 2010 arrest of John Albert Gardner whose DNA matched the DNA sample taken from the discarded underwear and socks of Chelsea King, senior from Poway High School. 30 year old John Gardner was a convicted sex offender on parole, with criminal record dating back 10 years.
While it was the rape and murder of Chelsea King that got John Gardner arrested, prosecutors made a plea deal with his defence that they would not pursue the death penalty in exchange for him disclosing where the remains of Amber Dubois, who had been missing for a year and a month at the time could be found. The moral of the story, I guess is – if you’re gonna abduct someone, don’t settle with just one victim. Turns out, the more you kill, the more bargaining power you have. Just how fucked up is that?
Of the people featured in the documentary, there is only one I have an obvious beef with – single mother Carrie McGonigle. She’s a proof that no man should ever want to get involved with a single mother ever. They are incredibly unstable and experts at ruining an honest man’s life. There is always a reason why a woman becomes a single mother (note that there is a difference between a single mother and a widow – they are not the same thing). If watching Carrie McGonigle doesn’t put you off single mothers forever, then you deserve what’s coming to you.
On April 16, 2010 as per his plea bargain, John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, raping, and stabbing of Amber Dubois and raping and strangling of Chelsea King. He also pleaded guilty to attempting to rape Candice Moncayo in December 2009. In exchange, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. On May 14, 2010 Judge David Danielsen sentenced John Gardner to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.