Three drifters have been charged with the murders of two hikers this week in a brutal double-slaying that is leaving the San Francisco area in shock this week. The three suspects: Sean Angold (24), Morrison Lampley (23), and Lila Scott (18) were arrested in Oregon and arrived at the Marin County Jail in California yesterday evening. Prosecutors are currently pushing for the death penalty for all three suspects.
The charges come after both the bodies of Audrey Carey and Steve Carter were found during the first week of October on the trails of the Golden Gate Park. Carey was believed to have been attending a free three-day music festival and was found shot in the head once. Carter, who was a tantric yoga instructor, had been walking his dog and was found shot in the head still clutching his dog’s leash. His dog was shot as well but is expected to make a full recovery.
While a motive has yet to be established, all three suspects seemed to have purposefully targeted both individuals and waited for the right moment to shoot them. The suspects were arrested outside of a soup kitchen in Portland, Oregon where the weapon was found as well as Carey’s camping gear and Carter’s car. Due to the circumstances surrounding the killing, both shootings will be tried as one.
“We will be monitoring the prosecution and will be cooperating with the Marin County DA’s office to bring justice to these victims’ families,” San Francisco district attorney spokesman Alex Bastian stated.