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Parents Launch Push for Chelsea's Law



    Parents Launch Push for Chelsea's Law

    Chelsea King's parents discuss their support for the reform of sex offender punishment.

    Brent and Kelly King are backing a proposed California law to stiffen restrictions on sex predators after their 17-year-old daughter was allegedly kidnapped and killed by a convicted offender. The Kings said Tuesday that they support plans by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher to introduce the so-called Chelsea's Law early next month.

    Fletcher said he's still working on the law, but preliminary discussions will focus on a "one-strike" provision, parole reform and better GPS tracking of registered sex offenders.
    Convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner III has pleaded not guilty to assaulting and murdering Chelsea. The Poway girl never returned from a run at a San Diego park last month.
    Gardner also is under investigation in the death of 14-year-old Amber Dubois of Escondido, who disappeared in February 2009. The teen's skeletal remains were found near Pala in a remote North County canyon shortly after Chelsea's body was discovered in Rancho Bernardo Community Park.