One of three defendants charged last year with killing a tourist in San Francisco and a hiker in Marin County pleaded guilty to murder Monday and has agreed to testify against his co-defendants.
Sean Michael Angold, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Marin County Superior Court on Monday morning in exchange for a sentence of 15 years to life in prison, Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian told the San Francisco Examiner.
Per the terms of his plea agreement, Angold must testify against the other two defendants, Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, and Lila Scott Alligood, 18, according to Berberian.
The trio was arrested in Oregon in October in connection with the killings of Audrey Carey, a 23-year-old Canadian woman, and 67-year-old Steve Carter.
Carey was found dead on Oct. 3 near the Golden Gate Golf Course with blunt force trauma to her head.
Carter was found several days later on a Marin County trail shot dead beside his injured dog.
Late last month, prosecutors announced they would not seek the death penalty against the defendants.
Berberian said the families of both victims were notified of Angold’s plea deal before it was announced in court Monday. Angold remains in custody.
“He is [now] required to testify and provide testimony in both murder cases,” Berberian said.
Preliminary hearings for the other two defendants remain scheduled for May 9 and May 16.
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