SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, October 14, a trio of drifters accused of murdering a tourist and yoga teacher made their first court appearance.
Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, Sean Angold, 24, and Lila Alligood, 18 are accused of robbing and killing 23-year-old Audrey Carey, a Canadian tourist and 67-year-old Steve Carter, a tantric yoga teacher.
Carey’s body was found faced down behind a bush in the Golden Gate Park On October 4. She had been attending the 15th Annual Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival. Her death had been originally attributed to blunt force trauma to the head, but it was later discovered that she had been fatally shot in the head.
Carter was hiking on a trail in Marin County when he was killed by the same gun that was used to murder Carey. Carter’s dog was wounded in the altercation. Carter had recently returned to the Bay Area in order to take care of his wife, who is battling breast cancer.
According to authorities, the gun that was used to commit both murders was stolen from a car on Fisherman’s Wharf. After Carter was murdered, the trio stole his car and fled to Oregon where they were later found and arrested. The trio had some of Carey’s belongings with them when they were arrested. They had been apprehended due to tips that were given to the local authorities.
The trio was extradited from Oregon to California on Monday, October 12. Morrison Haze Lampley faces charges of personal and intentional use of a firearm. He is also facing an additional charge of animal cruelty because it is believed that he is the one that is responsible for wounding Carter’s dog.
The suspects are facing charges of capital murder, second-degree robbery, car theft, possession of stolen property, and possession of a stolen car. Although it is not official, authorities believe that Lampley was the trigger man in charge of killing Steve Carter, so he may face additional charges for that murder.
All three suspects face charges of murdering Audrey Carey. If convicted, they could receive the death penalty.