Marin Co. judge to decide drifters' fate Friday

SAN RAFAEL (BCN)— A Marin County Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule Friday whether there is evidence to try two drifters for killing a Canadian tourist and a Marin County sex therapist nearly a year ago.
   
Morrison Haze Lampley, 24, of San Francisco, and Lila Scott Alligood, 19, of San Rafael, are charged with killing Audrey Carey, 23, of  Quebec in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Oct. 2, and Steven Carter, 67,  on Oct. 5 near Fairfax during a robbery.
   
A third defendant charged with the murders, Sean Michael Angold, 25, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and faces a 15-year prison sentence.
   
The Marin County District Attorney's Office alleges Lampley shot both victims.
   
Angold, shackled to a chair, testified against his two co-defendants Tuesday. He admitted stealing a gun from an unlocked vehicle in the Coit Tower area of San Francisco and helping plan the robberies, but said
Lampley shot both victims with the stolen gun.
   
Angold testified all three of them were smoking methamphetamine when they met Carey at Golden Gate Park. Carey had some marijuana, they smoked it and got something to eat at a 7-Eleven, then decided to walk to Ocean Beach, Angold said.
   
On the way, he and Lampley got the idea to rob Carey because she was a foreigner and might have money they could use to get to Oregon where they planned to grow marijuana. Lampley informed Alligood about the plan, Angold said.
   
That night at Golden Gate Park, Alligood tackled Carey and straddled her as she lay face up on the ground, and Lampley straddled her around the shoulders, Angold said.
   
Angold began crying as he testified he loosely tied Carey's legs together with a rope in case she fled. He said he saw Lampley strike Carey's face and heard Carey say, "Get off me, what are you guys doing," before he left "to take a leak."
   
"I heard Mr. Lampley say, 'Shut up b---- or I'll kill you,' and Audrey said, 'Just kill me then,'" Angold said.
   
After he heard "a pop," Angold said he asked Lampley, "What the hell happened?"
   
Angold testified, "He said, 'She's dead dude, don't worry about it.'"
   
He said Alligood had blood on her clothing and she and Lampley "washed up," then Angold said he "received" Carey's sleeping bag and a headlamp.
   
Angold said he went to Berkeley the next day to "re-up" his supply of methamphetamine, and later met up with Lampley and Alligood at Fisherman's
Wharf. All three slept at Vista Point at the Golden Gate Bridge that night, he said.
   
Angold said the next day they headed north to Marin County, Alligood and Lampley on longboard skateboards, and he on a neon-colored bicycle he stole in Sausalito.
   
The trio encountered Carter in the Loma Alta Open Space Preserve near Fairfax on Oct. 5. They were unable to hitch a ride north and decided they would have to steal a vehicle, Angold testified.
   
"We all decided we would have to shoot the individual to get the keys," Angold said.
   
Carter pulled into a turnout, saw the trio and drove further to the next turnout where he got out with a dog. The trio followed and sat down to wait for him, Angold said.
   
Angold testified he was near a bush with his bike when Carter came by on the trail and he heard someone ask, "What are you doing, man?"
   
He said he heard "two shots, a couple more and another round," but didn't see Lampley shoot Carter and Carter's dog about 30 feet away on the trail because his back was to them.
   
Lampley went through Carter's pocket and took the keys to Carter's Volkswagen Jetta and money that was wet with blood, Angold said. He said he later washed some of the money so they could buy food and gas.
   
After they put their gear in the car trunk, Alligood drove them away, and he threw the gun out of the right passenger window over the roof of the car, Angold testified.
   
All three were arrested in a church dining hall in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 7. Investigators tracked them there with the Jetta's GPS. Angold said he didn't force Alligood and Lampley to do anything, and he denied shooting Carey and Carter.
   
When questioned by defense attorneys, Angold said he lied about several things to San Francisco police and Marin County sheriff's investigators. He admitted being a heavy methamphetamine user for years, and said he was doing a lot on the days before he met up with Alligood and Lampley.
   
Angold said the trio's drug use included methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin and LSD.
   
He also agreed he has a history of blaming others for the crimes he committed in the past, including a residential robbery in Los Angeles, for which he blamed three men, and the theft of a Dell tablet and bolt cutters from a Walmart store.
   
The attorneys' closing statements and Judge Kelly Simmons' ruling is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
   

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