The rest of America needs to take a close look at the Chelsea King case here in California. This is the direct result of a liberal socialist judges and state legislature that remain soft on crime, even after the Polly Klaas case.
Richard Allen Davis, who was convicted of murdering Polly Klaas and sentenced to death, had a long and extensive history as a felon and a pedophile. He was routinely released or given light sentences by our liberal judicial that seem to believe that virtually everyone can be rehabilitated. When will these simple sons of bitches that have subjugated the legal system in California realize that some people just cannot be rehabilitated?
Flash forward to the Chelsea King case. The suspect in the case, John Albert Gardner III, 30, was arrested on suspicion of murder and rape after investigators found several pieces of unspecified evidence. Gardner, 6 feet 2 and weighing 230 pounds, pleaded guilty in 2000 to molestation charges involving a 13-year-old girl.
A psychiatrist at the time recommended that Gardner be given the maximum sentence, which was at least 10 years in prison. San Diego County prosecutors recommended a six-year term. “It is my opinion that [the defendant would be a continued danger to underage [girls] in the community,” said the psychiatrist in the court documents.
Authorities were not sure Monday how much time Gardner actually served in prison. According to the Megan’s Law website, he lives in Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, but was visiting his mother in San Diego County last week. At the time of his arrest, Gardner’s pants were damp, authorities said.
It was not clear Monday if Gardner was providing any information regarding Chelsea’s whereabouts. Authorities were focused on the 14 miles of shoreline of the shallow lake, where FBI dive teams on rafts scoured the murky water. Hundreds more volunteers searched the desolate trails winding around the lake.
“It’s rugged terrain: sloughs, rocks, vegetation, hills. It’s not easy, but it’s not deterring them,” said Jan Caldwell, a spokesman for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Friends and relatives described Chelsea as an outgoing overachiever with a passion for literature who had been accepted to several colleges. She played French horn for the San Diego Youth Symphony and tutored other students.
Her parents, who live in a gated community, didn’t like her to jog alone. It was one of the few rules they had to set for their daughter. “They wanted her to study less and have more fun,” Mikkelson said.