Lois Capps’ office murder and coverup scandal
May 22, 2014
Award winning investigative reporter Peter Lance’s series on the murder and coverup scandal plaguing Congresswoman Lois Capp’s office was published in the Santa Barbara News Press and touted in multiple journalism publications in early May, but primarily ignored in San Luis Obispo County.
In December, Raymond Morua, one of Capp’s representatives, struck and killed Mallory Rae Dies after attending a Christmas party as Capp’s representative. After plowing into Dies, Morua fled the scene at times reaching speeds over 80 mph. His blood alcohol was .17.
After Morua was arrested, Capps’ staffers allegedly forged documents in an attempt to get Morua out of jail and into a rehab center for vets. Capps office also responded by retaining legal council for Morua.
Even so, after Dies was pronounced brain dead and taken off life support, her office did a complete turnabout. The lawyer procured by Capps’ office, suddenly backed out and said he would no longer represent Morua. In addition, her office then claimed that Morua was not authorized to attend the party and that he may have taken the invitation he used to enter the party, off another staffer’s desk.
Following are links to Lance’s five-part series: