Dies plan to file claim against House of Representatives
December 23, 2013
The parents of the woman fatally injured when a legislative aide for Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara struck her and then drove away are planning to file a claim against the House of Representatives. [Noozhawk]
Attorney Robert Stoll, who represents Matthew and Raeona Dies, contends Raymond Morua was on the job as a legislative aide to Capps at the time of the accident.
Morua, 32, left a holiday party for the Santa Barbara Independent at The Savoy, allegedly struck Dies, drove away and crashed into a palm tree. Morua had a blood alcohol level of .17. The family claims Morua was attending the party as part of his job representing Capps and the House of Representatives.
Earlier this month, the Santa Barbara District Attorney charge Morua with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.
Stoll plans to file the claim this week.