Arraignment postponed in case of trio accused of Marin County, Golden Gate Park slayings

A Marin County Superior Court judge Wednesday granted a defense request to postpone the arraignment of three defendants accused of the recent killings of a Canadian woman in Golden Gate Park and a hiker in Marin County.

Judge Kelly Vieira Simmons set an Oct. 26 arraignment hearing for defendants Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, Sean Michael Angold, 24, and Lila Scott Alligood, 18. All face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Audrey Carey, 23, and Steve Carter, 67.

The hearing was moved in order to allow defense attorneys time to review evidence prior to the arraignment.

The three defendants appeared in court with shaved heads, wearing red and white jailhouse uniforms. No photos were allowed in court, per a request from the defense made to the judge.

Marin County District Attorney Edward Berberian had no comments about the case, other than saying “We have two murders — that is a serious situation.”

Carey’s body, which had a gunshot to the head, was found the morning of Oct. 3 in Golden Gate Park. The night before she had attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the park. Carter, who was also shot, was found two days later on a Fairfax hiking trail.

The court complaint points to Lampley as the alleged shooter in both deaths, as he’s accused of “personally discharging and using” a handgun. He’s also accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, having been convicted in San Diego County in July of buying or receiving a stolen vehicle, according to the complaint.

The complaint against the three defendants also includes charges of second degree robbery, vehicle theft, receiving a stolen vehicle and buying or receiving stolen property. The trio are also accused of animal cruelty for allegedly shooting and injuring Carter’s Doberman pinscher.

The murder charges are also enhanced by special circumstances of murder lying in wait and murder while involved in a robbery, according to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.

The defendants allegedly used a gun stolen from a car in the area of Fisherman’s Wharf in both homicides. The trio were arrested in Oregon last week.

If convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty.

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