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Before Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, John Gardner III Had Other Victims, Says Official

John Gardner (San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.)
John Gardner (San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.)

SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) Only two hours after being sentenced to life in prison for raping and murdering Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, John Albert Gardner III admitted having more victims and doing other "assault-type" crimes, according to officials.

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Gardner spoke with investigators after he was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the attacks on 17-year-old King and 14-year-old Dubois, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos said.

Chelsea King and Amber Dubois (Personal Photo)

He did not implicate himself in additional killings, authorities said Monday.

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"He didn't shed a lot of light, but he did speak about other cases," said Brugos, who declined to elaborate about victims or provide other details.

The remarks came during a news conference involving a number of San Diego County's top law enforcement officials who had repeatedly refused to answer questions about the case since Gardner, 31, was arrested Feb. 28 in suburban Escondido, Calif.

Sheriff Bill Gore said the news conference was intended to fill in the blanks, but authorities revealed little new information about the case that sparked widespread calls to change the way California tracks and punishes child sex predators.

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