Former Political Aide Charged with Murder

A former aide to Representative Lois Capps is now being charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. This after Raymond Morua, while allegedly driving drunk, hit a Santa Barbara pedestrian last Friday resulting in the death of 27-yeaar-old Mallory Dies.

Morua struck Dies as she was crossing a street in downtown Santa Barbara. Police said Morua had attended a party earlier that night and admitted to police that he’d been drinking. Morua was fired from Capps’ office over the weekend.