MARIN COUNTY (KRON) — One of the three drifters, Sean Angold, accused of killing a hiker in Marin County and a tourist visiting the Bay Area whose body was found in Golden Gate Park, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Steve Carter.
Terrence Bennett, Angold’s defensive attorney, told KRON 4’s Dan Kerman that Angold has pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and under the plea agreement will cooperate with prosecutors. Because of his guilty plea, he will be sentenced to a state-mandated 15 years to life in prison.
Morrison Haze Lampley, 23, Sean Michael Angold, 24, and Lila Scott Alligood, 18, are in custody in Marin County for the shooting deaths of 67-year-old Steve Carter and 23-year-old Canadian Audrey Carey in October 2015.
The transients fled to Portland after the alleged murders. They were arrested and brought back to the Bay Area.
The three defendants are charged with special circumstances of lying in wait, multiple murder and murder during commission of a robbery. Prosecutors said they will not seek death penalty. Instead, they face life in prison without parole.
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.