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Murder suspect allegedly had MySpace page

SAN DIEGO, April 1 (UPI) -- The convicted sex offender accused of raping and killing California teenager Chelsea King violated terms of his parole by going online, documents reveal.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday printouts and other information show John Albert Gardner III, 30, had a Myspace page in December 2007, in apparent violation of the terms of his release. His screen name on the Internet social networking site was "Jason the Stud" and he used sexually slanted terms when describing his interests, the newspaper said.

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State prison officials said they didn't know Gardner was using any Internet social network sites while they were monitoring him from 2005 to September 2008.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered the state sex-offender board to examine how effectively the prison agency supervised Gardner, who had other parole violations but was never put back behind bars.

The Union-Tribune said Los Angeles private investigator Robert Scott, who operates an online data-retrieval service, detected Gardner's MySpace account, which was taken down Wednesday night after the newspaper story was first posted online.

Gardner's last posting on the site, the newspaper said, was Feb. 24, the day before the disappearance of Chelsea, who lived in Poway, near San Diego.

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