"They're keeping their feelings private," a spokeswoman said. "They'll speak at the sentencing and that's where they're focused."
Desperate to meet with Gardner, McGonigle confronted his mother on Tuesday, asking his mom to give up her visiting time so McGonigle could see him instead. Gardner's mother tearfully refused.
McGonigle got a call Wednesday afternoon saying she could meet with Gardner. She rushed to San Diego's Central Jail, according to KGTV.
She told ABC News last week that she wanted to know how Gardner got her while she walked to school and why.
"The last hour of her life was spent with this freak," McGonigle said. "If I get some of my questions answered I'll be a lot better."
"I don't want to know gory details. I don't want to know if she suffered," she said. "I don't want to hear if she cried for me."
Gardner, a convicted sex offender, has said in a jailhouse interview that he carried out the attacks during a "major rage."
"I was aware of what I was doing, but I could not stop myself," he said in a jailhouse interview with San Diego television station KFMB. "I was in a major rage and pissed off -- pissed off at my whole life and everybody that's hurt me and blew up, and I hurt the wrong people."