Drifters plead not guilty, face murder charges in deaths of Marin County hiker, Canadian woman

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office photos show the three suspects who were arrested Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Portland, Ore., in the killing of Steve Carter, a tantra yoga teacher, on a hiking trail in Marin County, Calif. From left are Sean Michael Angold, 24; Lila Scott Allgood, 19; and Morrison Haze Lampley, 23. A hiker found Carter's body on Monday. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Portland police via AP)

MARIN COUNRY (KRON) — The three young transients accused of robbing and killing a yoga teacher and a San Francisco tourist have pleaded not guilty Thursday.

The Marin County District Attorney’s office filed first degree murder charges against three transients suspected of gunning down a hiker in Marin County and a Canadian woman whose body was found in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

They also plead not guilty to special circumstance.

The original scheduled arraignment of the three was postponed because one of the suspects has not yet been assigned a court-appointed attorney.

Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, Sean Michael Angold, 24, and Lila Scott Alligood, 18, are in custody in Marin County. They fled to Portland after the alleged murders where they were discovered and arrested.

The judge granted defense attorneys request to have the preliminary hearing scheduled in May to allow them to prepare their case, but the judge warned that no more time would be given.

The three defendants are charged with special circumstances of lying in wait, multiple murder and murder during commission of a robbery. They face life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

All three defendants were allegedly armed during the murder but Lampley is identified in the complaint as the shooter.

Lampley also is named as the defendant who shot Carter’s female doberman pinscher Coco, who was still leashed to Carter when he was slain. He is charged with animal cruelty.

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