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Emotions ran high when Carrie McGonigle, Amber Dubois mother, was at the central jail as John Gardners mother and sister showed up to visit him on Tuesday.McGonigle asked if they would allow her to take their visitation time so she could meet with Gardner before he is sentenced in three days, but she was told to stop harassing them.McGonigle said she just wanted to ask Gardner why he killed her daughter, but Gardners mother and sister ignored her plea.When asked if she had anything to say to McGonigle, Gardners sister said, No comment. Leave my mom alone. You dont even know!Sheila Welch, McGonigles mother, called Gardner evil for promising to talk with his victims families and then backing out.The only thing he has left in this world is to manipulate, thats it, said Welch. All he can do is cause more pain and I feel thats on his agenda.Psychologist Ken Druck lost his daughter Jenna and said he understands McGonigles desperation.There is a desperate need to connect the dots, he said.After watching the Gardners react to the media after McGonigles jail visit, Druck said he saw two broken families.Everybody has lost here, he said. What we see is families desperately trying to salvage their own lives, their own sanity, their own sense of justice.