Capps fires aide arrested for hit and run

December 10, 2013
Raymond Morua

Raymond Morua

Congresswoman Lois Capps fired a Santa Barbara district staff aide who is accused of critically injuring a woman in a felony DUI and hit and run Friday. [KCOY]

Santa Barbara police arrested Raymond Morua, 32, after he allegedly struck a 27-year-old female pedestrian, drove away and crashed into a palm tree. The woman, a popular bartender, remains in critical condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after undergoing major brain surgery.

Morua had a blood alcohol level of .17 at the scene of his arrest.

He remains in Santa Barbara County Jail on $250,000 bail and is due to be arraigned Tuesday.

Morua worked as a constituent liason for Capps.

 


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14 Comments

  1. Zuma7 says:

    Morua had a past criminal Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
    He had a previous DUI and hit and run on his record from 2006M.
    He was convicted of grand theft and embezzlement.
    You can read more about his on the NewsHawk web-site
    for Santa Barbara.

    Mallory, the young woman he hit, will be taken off life support today.
    She is brain dead.

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    • zaphod says:

      http://www.noozhawk.com/

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    • womanwhohasbeenthere says:

      So is this a third felony strike? I doubt anything will happen to him.

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      • SLOBIRD says:

        Bigger, what the hell was he doing working for Ms. Capp? Did she know and just ignore this? Shame on her judgment to allow this type of behavior for how long? Her management skills need to be called into question. Shame on her!

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      • oa anon says:

        I may be wrong, but didn’t the voters of CA vote against the 3 strike law?

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  2. SoCalMan says:

    (“Clearly his work product wasn’t up to snuff. Clearly he had been warned and written up. Clearly the champion for civil rights, the rubber stamp to Nancy wouldn’t want a Latino staffer to be judged before he was judged.

    Ha! Clearly Ms. Capps has no use for this tool. When will Latinos wake up to the simple fact that they are working a plantation?”)

    Clearly this person is immersed in ignorance. what kind of person would speak that way especially when not knowing all the facts. this is a time when everyone needs to support the victim and hope all is well and pray for her and her family. this is not a time for any negativity of placing blame, and especially not for racism.

    PTSD is no joke and not something I would wish upon anyone. many veterans are dealing with this issue and losing big parts of their lives due to the illness.

    this is a time for support and healing, not anger and racism.

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    • oa anon says:

      ???? Where is your info coming from? I don’t see this mentioned in this article.

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  3. kayaknut says:

    Clearly he wasn’t a “public employee”, otherwise he would have been put on paid leave, allowed to just stay at home collect pay, and after a “internal investigation”, which have taken around a year, and even if found guilty would have been allowed to retire with full benefits. And people wonder why CA still cries for more money

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  4. Maxfusion says:

    Clearly discrimination.

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  5. south says:

    Clearly his work product wasn’t up to snuff. Clearly he had been warned and written up. Clearly the champion for civil rights, the rubber stamp to Nancy wouldn’t want a Latino staffer to be judged before he was judged.

    Ha! Clearly Ms. Capps has no use for this tool. When will Latinos wake up to the simple fact that they are working a plantation?

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  6. SLOBIRD says:

    She fired him? I smell a lawsuit coming. There are laws protecting him and especially working as a veteran liason for her office and no doubt he will be claiming PTSD veteran issues. Nice solution for Ms. Capp, separate yourself from him as quickly as possible. This is the fastest decision she has probably ever made.

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    • Gsan says:

      He was likely representing Capps that night at that event … past expense accounts will tell.

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    • kayaknut says:

      “This is the fastest decision she has probably ever made” likely the democratic party told her what to do, just like when to comes to how she should vote.

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