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Arnold Schwarzenegger signs 'Chelsea's Law,' directed at sex offenders

Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation in California that will lock up some convicted sex offenders for life.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shakes hands with Chelsea King's parents Kelly and Brent King after signing Chelsea’s Law in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 9.

Jae C. Hong/AP

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will lock up some convicted sex offenders for life.

Chelsea's Law was signed Thursday. It's named for 17-year-old Chelsea King, who was murdered in San Diego in February.

A convicted child molester was sentenced to life in prison without parole less than three months later for killing King and 14-year-old Amber Dubois.

Schwarzenegger signed the bill at San Diego's Balboa Park alongside Chelsea's parents, Brent and Kelly King, and the sponsor, Republican Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher of San Diego.


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