MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - Marin County’s District Attorney will not seek the death penalty against the three San Francisco drifters accused of killing a Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park and a hiker in Marin County last year.
On Wednesday the D.A. notified the six defense attorneys representing Morrison Lamplley, Sean Angold and Lila Alligood that if a death penalty qualifying verdict were obtained, “the People” would not impose the punishment.
The murders of Steve Carr, 67, of Fairfax and Audrey Carey, 23, of Quebec, happened days apart from one another last October. The defendants were arrested October 7th outside a dining hall in Portland, Oregon.
The two murders are being jointly prosecuted before a Marin County judge.
Under these new circumstances, if convicted, the defendants face the possibility of serving life without parole.
Family members of the murder victims were contacted for their input, which was taken into consideration in the case before the D.A. made their decision.
Law enforcement from both San Francisco and Marin were also brought into the discussions.
The following is from a press release from the Marin County D.A.:
“The decision not to seek death was determined to be the most appropriate prosecution path based on the facts and surrounding circumstances of this particular case. The preliminary hearing for the three defendants is scheduled for May 9, 2016.”