Drifter accused in San Francisco, Marin County murders makes plea deal, pleads guilty

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Drifter accused in SF, Marin County murders makes deal, pleads guilty
A man accused in the murders of a woman in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and a hiker in Marin County struck a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against two others allegedly involved in the killings.

SAN RAFEL, Calif. (KGO) -- In Marin County on Tuesday, one of three drifters accused of killing a North Bay man on a trail in Fairfax and a Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park gave gripping testimony against the other two murder suspects.

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Sean Angold struck a deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to second degree murder. In return, Angold agreed to testify against the other two suspects -- Morrison Lampley and Lila Alligood.

The prosecutor carefully led his star witness through the chain of events.

Canadian tourist Audrey Carey was murdered in Golden Gate Park on Oct. 2.

Angold said the three befriended Carey, but later decided to rob her. According to Angold they took her to the ground and Lampley straddled her, hitting her in the face.

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He spoke tearfully about her final moments, "She said, 'Get off me, what are you guys doing.'"

Angold then added, "I heard Mr. Lampley say, 'Shut up b**** or I'll kill you.' Her last words, 'Just kill me then.' And then I heard a pop."

Three days later, Steve Carter of Marin County was killed on a hiking trail near Fairfax.

Angold said the three wanted a car so they picked Carter, who drove to the trail to walk his dog. He went on to say they picked the victim because as he drove into the parking lot and gave them a look like they were crazy. He then said Carter parked his car in the next lot. To them, it seemed like he was avoiding them.

He added that he heard Lampley and Alligood confront Carter.

"I heard 'What are you doing man?' And then I heard a shot," said Angold. "I seen (sic) the individual we were supposed to rob turn around and stagger."

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Angold said more shots were fired and added, "The dog was shot in one of its eyes."

When the prosecutor asked if it made a noise he answered, "The dog cried."

During cross examination, the defense team's line of questioning was focused. They said, "He is lying to save his skin."

The hearing continues on Wednesday.