Trio charged with killing Quebecer, hiker, in California

SAN FRANCISCO — An arraignment has been scheduled for Wednesday for three young transients accused of killing a 23-year-old Quebec woman in San Francisco and a yoga instructor who was walking his dog just north of the city.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said the three suspects who were arrested last week in Oregon arrived in California on Monday evening and were taken to a county jail.

Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian said the suspects — 24-year-old Sean Michael Angold, 23-year-old Morrison Haze Lampley and 18-year-old Lila Scott Alligood — are each charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances, including lying in wait.

Police said the body of Audrey Carey of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was discovered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park the morning of Oct. 3 and that she had been shot once in the head.

Investigators believe Carey was camping in the park, which was hosting a free, three-day bluegrass festival.

Tantric yoga instructor Steve Carter, 67, was found dead two days later along a popular hiking trail about 32 kilometres north of San Francisco. He was still clutching the leash of his dog, which as also shot, but is expected to survive.

San Francisco Police Commander Toney Chaplin said the same gun was used in both killings.

Carey — who had embarked on a backpacking trip in the U.S. and Europe — has been described by her family as someone who was full of life and loved by all.

Carter lived near the hiking trail where he was shot and drove there to walk his dog. He was living with friends while caring for his wife, who has cancer.

— With files from The Associated Press

 

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