3 drifters accused of killing hiker, backpacker booked into Marin County Jail

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Three suspects accused of two murders in Bay Area parks arrived from Oregon Monday at the Marin County Jail in San Rafael. (KGO-TV )

Three suspects accused of two murders in Bay Area parks arrived from Oregon Monday at the Marin County Jail in San Rafael.

The three suspects arrived from Portland, Ore and were taken inside the jail Monday. The three sheriff's cars arrived after the long drive from Oregon. Each of those cars had one of the suspects inside. It was difficult to see their faces, or which car carried which suspect.

Security was tight. The cars turned up a hill and the driveway leading to the only entrance of the jail. Those cars drove fast and did not stop.

The three suspects are Sean Michael Angold, 24; Lila Scott Alligood, 18; and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. Until last week, they were drifters, and now they have been accused of two murders, plus other felony charges.

Police found the body of 23-year-old Audrey Carey from Canada in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 3. Two days later, they found the body of 67-year-old Steve Carter along a hiking trail in Fairfax.

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Deputies left Portland Monday morning with the suspects en route to Marin County, where they will stand trial for both murders even though they took place in different counties.

It's unusual, but according to ABC7 News legal analyst Gil Soffer it could be part of a prosecution strategy.

"They may have used the same vehicle to move from one murder scene to another. They may have used the same weapons," Soffer said. "So you can really tie them together and it makes for a stronger case."

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The Marin County charges include robbery, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property
and animal cruelty, which refers to the shooting of Carter's Doberman Pinscher. The dog was severely wounded, but it will recover.

The special circumstances that make the defendants eligible for the death penalty, include multiple murders, lying in wait, committing murder in the course of a robbery.

Lampley faces two additional counts, possession of a stolen gun and being an armed ex-felon. The three suspects are set to be arraigned 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities believe the deaths of two strangers, 23-year-old Audrey Carey in San Francisco and 67-year-old Steve Carter in Marin County, were committed by the same three people.

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