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CA board rejects claim by Chelsea King's dad

October 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The state board that considers compensation for California crime victims has rejected a claim by the father of Chelsea King.King is the San Diego teenager who was killed by paroled sex offender John Gardner last February.

Thursday's action clears the way for Brent King to sue the state of California.

A spokesman for the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board said board members carefully considered the action.

They decided the claim would be better handled by the court system.