(AP) - Prosecutors say they won't seek the death penalty against three young transients accused of robbing and killing a man and woman days apart in Northern California.
The Marin Independent Journal reports that Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian announced Wednesday instead, the trio will face a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole if they are convicted.
The defendants - 18-year-old Lili Alligood, 23-year-old Morrison Haze Lampley and 24-year-old Sean Angold - have pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say the trio stole a gun and killed 23-year-old backpacker Audrey Carey, of Canada, on Oct. 3 in San Francisco. They say two days later they killed 67-year-old tantric yoga teacher Steve Carter, whose body was found near a hiking trail in Marin County.
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