'I Just Want to Know'

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Amber Dubois' mother has some heartfelt questions for the man who admitted killing her daughter, according to a published report.

    John Gardner pleaded guilty in court earlier this month to murdering the 14-year-old Escondido teen, who was murdered on Feb. 13, 2009. Gardner also killed 17-year-old Poway teenager Chelsea King earlier  this year.
       
    At the top of the Carrie McGonigle's list, which was published by the North County Times:  Why?

    McGonigle laid out several questions for her daughter's murderer. Among others: Why did he choose Amber? Did he have previous contact with her? How did he get Amber into his vehicle?

    McGonigle told the paper hopes he will.

    "I just want to know," McGonigle said.

    McGonigle also told the paper that she and her ex-husband, Maurice "Moe" Dubois, still don't understand exactly why Gardner led police to the site of their daughter's body. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said, after Gardner's plea deal was announced, that the killer had been moved by a statement Dubois made after Chelsea's death.

    "Why then?" McGonigle told the paper. "He had to have seen us on TV pleading and begging for information all year. Why when he was in jail did he suddenly have a guilty conscious? Was it just that he was sober because he was incarcerated?"
       
    They are questions that, for now, go unanswered.
       
    McGonigle said she plans to play a video of Amber at Gardner's sentencing in June. Under the terms of the plea deal, Gardner would receive a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.