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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.

By Elliot SpagatAssociated Press / September 9, 2010

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.

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

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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.