Governor Signs 'Chelsea's Law' in California

Posted on September 10th, 2010 No Comments

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Thursday to put some sex offenders in prison for life, in memory of a 17 year-old girl who was killed after being abducted while running six months ago.

Chelsea’s Law is named for Chelsea King, who was killed by 31 year-old convicted child molester John Gardner. He was sentenced to life in prison in May after pleading guilty to murdering Chelsea and 14 year-old Amber Dubois. “Because of Chelsea, California’s children will be safer. Because of Chelsea, this never has to happen again,” said Schwarzenegger.

Chelsea’s parents, Brent and Kelly King, thanked lawmakers for speeding the bill through the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. “You’ve shown them what is good, what is right, and what is sound decision-making,” Kelly King said.

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