Former Capps’ aide public services announcement
December 6, 2014
On the anniversary of a drunk driving accident that took the life of 27-year-old Mallory Dies, a series of commercials featuring Congresswoman Lois Capps’ former aide are playing on local television stations.
On Dec. 6, 2013, Raymond Morua, 32, left a holiday party he was attending as Capp’s representative, struck and killed Dies and then fled the scene. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years to life.
The Dies family is inviting the public to a 4 p.m. gathering at the site of the accident, the corner of Anacapa and Haley streets in Santa Barbara.
Part of Morua’s sentence was to film several public service announcements on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Dies’ mother Raeona Dies and Morua’s sister Teresa Montoya Morua appear in a commercial with Morua.