Torres accuses SLO County supervisor of helping kill Adam Hill

June 16, 2021

Dee Torres and former supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

Almost a year after former supervisor Adam Hill died from a reported suicide, his estranged wife, in a Facebook post, accused San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton of helping to kill him.

Responding to a SLO New Times article about a new Oceano advisory council, Steve Lacki, a supporter of Compton’s political opponent Jimmy Paulding, posted several comments about the supervisor. The apparently sexist posts appear to have spurred others to make degrading claims, including Torres’ allegation that Compton assisted in Hill’s demise.

“She helped to kill my husband so she could have his spot, and here we sit,” Torres posted on June 11.

In 2020, Hill was the chair of the board of supervisors and Compton was vice-chair. Supervisors hold the chair position for one year, with the vice-chair filling in during the chair’s absences.

“I didn’t kill Adam, cocaine killed Adam,” Compton said in response to Torres’ allegation.

Following Hill’s death, county investigators determined he committed suicide through an overdose of cocaine and antidepressants.

After two years of marriage, Hill and Torres separated in the fall of 2016, according to court records. In early 2019, Hill filed for divorce.

Hill submitted a proposed judgment on Jan. 24, 2020, in order to finalize their legal split.

On March 11, the FBI raided Hill’s office at the county government center and his Shell Beach home. Shortly after the last agent left his home, Hill attempted to kill himself. First responders then transported Hill to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

The following day, Torres filed a pleading seeking to allow her rights to Hill’s employee benefit plan.

Hill and Torres jointly signed a document, on March 16, asking the court to set aside the “default judgment” on their divorce, and giving Torres rights to Hill’s county retirement account.

Three months later, Hill checked into a residential mental health facility. At that time, Compton served as board chair. Hill returned to the board, acting as chair during the Aug. 3, 2020 board meeting.

Hill was found dead in his home three days later, Aug. 6, 2020, shortly after he learned his administrative assistant, who he had been dating, had accused him of sexual misconduct.

Torres did not respond to questions about her Facebook posts, which also include allegations the FBI raid was prompted by Hill winning the March election. Following two days of penning more than 50 posts on Facebook, Torres deleted her post on the SLO New Times page and limited access to her personal Facebook page.

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tidepool

Where is Adam’s wife he deserted to be with Dee? I hope she got a good divorce settlement and a chunk of his retirement benefits.


mazin

Other than the message of don’t do drugs and corruption, which is the only positive takeaway, why should we care about this?


Buchon

Is Torres “all there?” SMH…


commonsenseguy

Dee, your delusional. You’ve lost it. Get help. Your out there man.


Cmonnow

Oh man, obviously this guy had serious issues…thats sad. That aside how in the world did he get elected as a Supervisor? Accusations of foul play, drugs, heated rendezvous’ and of course the best for last, cash. Wow. There’s no escape…


exWGemployee

He’s exactly the type person SLO has had as representation the past ten or so years. This poor town :( It’s gone to heck in the past 12-ish years. SLO should have it’s own tv show/soap opera – nobody would believe the stuff that happens here is true, but alas, our beautiful little town is run by crooks and cronies. Between the Sheriff, and all that as well…..it would make for an entertaining show – a complete soap opera. No wonder people are selling their homes and moving out of the area. It’s really gotten bad.


shishkabob141

As hard as it is to believe, many still get their “news” from the Tribune. They endorsed Hill overwhelmingly as did CA and local Democratic “leadership”.

And then there’s the unions… vote blue no matter who.

Who cares if he’s a lying, cheating, drugged up mess?


Myself

Hill got elected when the left decided that Jerry Lenthall was in the developers pockets, thats another story, he lied about how wonderfull he was and he was anti developer and all that type of crap, and as you can see he lied to us all the whole time,and was in the back pocket of developers.


805thirdeye

Says much about Hill when someone like Lenthall turns out to be a better bet, but at least Lenthall is a true local.


Cthulhu Colander

I’ll wait for the response from the insurance company


Myself

Really, this from a nut job that stole gift cards when she was at crapslo.


shelworth

Hey, when do we get to find out what the FBI was looking for?


Kevin Rice

The A-Hill KKK clan are all mental defects.