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Schwarzenegger Orders Review of Gardner Case

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    John Gardner

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered a review of the way the state handled the case of a convicted sex offender who is now a suspect in two San Diego County murders.

    California's governor telling the state's Sex Offender Management Board to seek policy changes that could better protect the public from sexual predators. Schwarzenegger said the state must learn from the case of John Albert Gardner III, a suspect in the killing of teenager Chelsea King who is also being investigated in connection to the death of Amber Dubois.
         
    The order Friday came a day after The Associated Press disclosed that the 30-year-old Gardner could have been sent back to prison in 2007 for parole violations. Had he been sent back to prison, he would have been evaluated for commitment to a state mental hospital as a sexually violent predator.

    A memorial is being held for Chelsea King on Saturday at 2 p.m. The memorial will be held at the Poway High School Stadium. NBCSanDiego.com will be be live-streaming the event live.

    Gardner is being held without bail. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 4.