Recent Confessed, Convicted Killer of Former Naperville Resident Chelsea King Admitted to Other Assaults


California authorities say John Albert Gardner III, who recently pleaded guilty to raping and murdering two teenage girls, has admitted involvement in other “assault-type” crimes. But, they say he did not implicate himself in additional killings.

The confessed killer of former Naperville resident Chelsea King, 17, whose body was found in a shallow grave near Lake Hodges, has admitted to other assaults.

John Albert Gardner was sentenced to two consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole for killing Chelsea King, 17, and Amber Dubois, 14. He also got a 25-year minimum for the attempted rape of Candice Moncayo, a jogger who was able to escape by smashing him in the nose with her elbow.