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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richienunu

Um Dee, do you think i can still get a couple gift cards you stiffed me on for doing chores from 2005-06 43 Prado rd when i was homeless. I guess you needed those babies worse-er then me. You said nothing is promised, man were you right. One day im a goin’ta figer life out but not right now haha. Wish we could catch up again some day. You can blame Adam’s death on me, hell i ain’t got nuttin ta loose. Because it is in awful taste you blame anyone for your “All Of A Sudden” my husband again crp lol. Wow you definitely need ta git a better gig lady. Every time you open your mouth = rhetoric and nonsense. You love the attention, even if you gotta bring negative to the table, i still would like my gift cards i worked for at prado back inna day. I know, you slighted so many of us hard to remember. Lol on tha reel dough, gift cards plz?


obispan

And BTW, when do we find out the why and results of the FBI (I would capitalize FBI for emphasis but it’s already capitalized) raid? A LOT (not usually capitalized) needs to come out.


obispan

The question is who was Adam’s coke dealer? Never asked or answered. I’m guessing LE, including DA Dow, have been told not to go there.


Gramelin

I wonder what Dee had on Hill, in order for him to halt the divorce and allow her his benefits? She could have threatened him with some kind of exposer? Or SHE knew he was suicidal and told him, Hey you won’t need it? ( Terrible!!! I know!!, but makes you think) So when you think of it, it was DEE who killed Hill!


Chill

What happened to Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing?


kayaknut

Can you imagine what would happen if there was mandatory drug test for all government employees and elected? Assuming there were rules and consequences in place that are not ignored as they are now.


TKG

Oh please! Hill might have had the motive, but he had no chance with Lynn. When can we start forgetting the worst elected official in County history? He was an absolute boil on our local body politic. Good riddens…


varian08

Adam Hill was an eceptional public servant.His death was a great loss for this county.what people do with their personnal life is not for us to judge.

his achievments as a supervisor were astonishingly sucessful for this county.Rip


Eyes Everywhere

The word is that Compton clearly had a motive.


Adam Hill gave her a choice: Sleep with me. Or kill me.


There you have it…..


TKG

Dee is as disturbed as Hill was. She should pay for this slander. When oh when will the real story come out about the impetus to his suicide?


Jorge Estrada

Torres is over the Hill, Hill is just over and I’m over with any of their names in the news. What I’d like to read is an audit of what stupidity cost our local government. Then there is our governor drooling dollars in everyone’s hands, like pouring tequila at the polls in a Mexican election. Why not put that “extra” money into fixing county roads?


derasmus

Jorge, what I’d like to know is what was the information that gave the go ahead to a judge for a search warrant? What were the suspicions and findings by the FBI? Who else in the County may be implicated by the findings (if any) and any subsequent investigation?


I’d be interested to know if anyone knows anything about this beyond mere suspicion and hyperbole.